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 of the Future, which I know is still a rejection but I can’t help but feel that it’s a great starting place. Now I have the story submitted to Analog magazine, which is the first of many markets I plan to submit it to. I have no high expectations that my first story will get published, but that’s not going to keep me from trying.
I’ve been working on my next story for months, however, struggling to make it take shape. Tonight, thanks particularly to the free trial of Scrivener helping me order my thoughts, I was finally able to bang an outline into shape. The story will take a different path now than when I wrote the first few scenes, but the end result will be so much better. I’ve missed my goal of entering every quarter of Writers of the Future, but I at least will only have missed one quarter.
That’s it for now. I’ll hopefully have more to write about soon!