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. 🙂

Update #2

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Sorry for the long gap in posting, but my shoulder’s been killing me lately and I haven’t been able to do much typing. Despite the pain I managed to squeeze out the last draft of my story last week, and it was submitted to Writers of the Future eight days ago. On that same day, I submitted Desperate Upload to …

Weekly Update

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My current story is starting to turn out longer than I wanted, but I’m sure I’ll find ways of trimming it down when I’m ready to revise. I know of one whole scene that can probably go, as it’s very passive and all it does is frame some exposition. Still, I have some story left to tell before I get …

First Post!

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Welcome to my blog! I thought I should start documenting my attempts to become a published science fiction and fantasy author. For the moment, I’m focusing on short stories, as I want to get some experience under my belt before I branch out into longer fiction like novels. My first story, Desperate Upload, recently received an Honourable Mention at Writers …