Two months!

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Well, more like a month and a half. Sorry for the long delay in posting, but honestly nothing much has been going on. I’ve been writing, though not nearly as much as I should, and nothing’s been published. I’ve also been working on 3D art with Daz Studio. Initially it was a test to see if I’d be capable of …

Distractions

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One of the things I have the most difficulty with in my writing is distractions. For years, I have been constantly multitasking. For example, I might be chatting with someone in one window, writing a forum post in another, browsing a website I like in yet another, and often watching TV at the same time. So, when it comes time for me to sit down and write, I often write just a few words and my brain wants to go on to do something else.

Welcome to the new site!

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If you’re reading this, you’re on my new site. I’ve imported all my old blog posts to this site but if things are buggy, let me know in comments and I’ll see about fixing it.   If you were subscribed on the old site, or if you’d just like to subscribe to this one, there’s a form and feedburner link …

Website Change Incoming… eventually

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I decided I wanted to do more with my site than a basic blog, as I expand my writing into my actual career. Specifically, I want to add the option to sign up to a mailing list, and I’d eventually like to add more features like a better landing page and (when I have something to sell) the ability to sell my …

Plans are smashed…

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As I mentioned in my last post, I’d planned to finish a story to submit to WOTF next quarter, then start working on a novel. (I want to clarify that I’m in no way saying I’ve mastered short story writing yet, just that the skills I want to master involve novels, so I want to focus on that.) What I …

No Sales Yet…

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I’ve submitted “Four Minutes” to (in order) Lightspeed, Clarkesworld, and now Daily Science Fiction. I’m hopeful for Daily Science Fiction, as the story is short and seems to fit their style. It also got an ‘OMG I love this’ from my first reader, so I’m hopeful it’s my best story yet. 🙂 Desperate Upload was rejected at Orson Scott Card’s …

Story done!

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I finished off the story I’ve been working on this morning. Since this isn’t one I plan to submit to Writers of the Future, I feel safe mentioning the title: Four Minutes. It came to around 1800 words, which is still well short of my self-imposed upper limit of 2500. I’m still not sure about it, but I trust my …

Another Update

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There’s not much to report as of yet as far as selling my last stories go. Desperate Upload is still at IGMS at 24 days. My 2nd Quarter entry to Writers of the Future is also still with them as the second quarter isn’t even over for another month yet. Last week, however, Desperate Upload was up for critique at Critters …

Mystery Fanfare: From Traditional Publishing to Self-Publishing: Sh…

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Just came across this very interesting blog post comparing traditional publishing to self-publishing. I’ve been coming across more and more articles and blog posts like this lately. Mystery Fanfare: From Traditional Publishing to Self-Publishing: Sh…: Today I welcome writer John Barlow whose prize-winning fiction and non-fiction has been published by HarperCollins/William Morrow, Farrar, … AND THE BOOK CONTRACT GOES TO… …

Quick Update

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Just posting to mention I added links to my previous posts to the each of the markets I mentioned sending my stuff to, to make it easier to follow what I’m talking about. 🙂