Reading Update: April 11, 2020

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. I may be falling in love. It would be nice, I think, if I fell in love with a gentleman of a book for a change. The last one I fell in love with was The Kingkiller Chronicle. I have not fully recovered as of yet. Thinking on itContinue reading “Reading Update: April 11, 2020”

A Brief Book Blog Post

So a big drumroll please, because tomorrow, Writers of the Future Vol. 36 is released! And somehow I made it onto the advanced reader list for one of the biggest science fiction and fantasy anthologies of the year. One does not turn down that opportunity, however madcap the schedule. So in between the usual lifeContinue reading “A Brief Book Blog Post”

Never-reads

There are some books I can’t read. Not because I don’t want to. Simply because I can’t. I realize this doesn’t make any sense. I have a world of words and my fingertips. Any book I want, I can hunt out, even if it takes me years. I’ll find it, from the Prose Eddas toContinue reading “Never-reads”

Overthinking Fantasy

After submitting a short story, I usually go through a couple days of an emotional slump. I’ve never figured out if this is because of the stress I don’t realize I’m putting on myself in submitting work, the weird sleep habits of peak writing time at 1:00 a.m., or just because I’m lonely for theContinue reading “Overthinking Fantasy”

Submitting (Another) Short Story

Spent the dawning weeks of spring typing like a madwoman (yes, between 11:00 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. for the most part, really don’t try that at home). The result? One completed science fiction short story ready for submission to the internationally renowned and equally terrifying Writers of the Future contest.

Probably.

Pitchapalooza!/Writing Update

Today was the day! Twenty books randomly chosen from National November Writing Month participants were pitched to The Book Doctors. In a live video stream, those twenty lucky pitches are reviewed, and two of those have a chance to be sent to an official publisher. Was I ready for this? Was I waiting two hoursContinue reading “Pitchapalooza!/Writing Update”

Writing Update: March 3, 2020

Writing Status: Unblocked, but at the most inconvenient times. Why is it we have our most brilliant ideas when we have no pens? Or paper? Or are trying to study/work/are being observed by the more sane non-writerly portion of the population (is “more sane” even the right term for that)? I shouldn’t have dazzling ideasContinue reading “Writing Update: March 3, 2020”

Writing Update: February 15, 2020

Writing Status: …uncertain. Have you ever been in that place where you don’t have writer’s block–and you also still have writer’s block? I come here every so often. The stories are still buzzing in the back of my head, but every time I try to sit down to write something…pif, they’re gone. Or I stillContinue reading “Writing Update: February 15, 2020”

Finishing Stories…

Well, it’s done. What is? I have no idea. It was supposed to be a short story. I think that’s what it still is, but right now it feels like a gibbering pile of goo. (excuse me while I put my head down on my keyboard and take a few deep breaths. All better now.)Continue reading “Finishing Stories…”

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