It’s still January so I can still talk about this year’s resolutions, right? Last year was a pretty good year for me. I started learning Turkish in April (for no particular reason). My short story “Glory Night,” which I’d sold in 2017, came out in July. I sold “No Mercy to the Rest” to Podcastle,Continue reading “New Year’s Resolutions 2020”
I’m back from my brother’s wedding and the flood has been more or less taken care of, so I have time to sit down and write a cruise recap. Here goes!
My first published short story, “Smooth Stones and Empty Bones,” comes out in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction today! That’s my name, right there on the table of contents! And again on page 68! Go grab a copy and tell me what you think. Now, with that out of the way, happyContinue reading “Resolutions 2016”
I’m having trouble with Nanowrimo this year, guys. Not with meeting my word count, per se, but with trying to figure out where this story starts and ends. When you find yourself googling “should I write flashbacks?” you know you’re in trouble. My novel outline has multiple points of view, some in the past andContinue reading “Nanowrimo and PitchWars”
How long does it take you to recover from a cruise? Asking for a friend. A friend who has been taking three naps a day since getting back into port. For those of you who weren’t aware, the Writing Excuses podcast, purveyor of indispensable writing advice, puts on a workshop/retreat every year. Past retreats haveContinue reading “Writing Excuses — at sea!”
Happy June! I got back from my trip a couple weeks ago, but I’ve been busy with various endeavors since then, including copy edits for my first professional short story sale. More on that as it develops. Spring always brings out the self-improvement bug in me. Autumn does too–I think it’s the transitional nature ofContinue reading “Springing ahead, or something twee like that”