Writing Update/Library Card

So I hadn’t realized my library card had expired. For someone who considers it a more important ID than a driver’s license, this is significant. As I was renewing it, I discovered that my library has a “responsible party” signature on cards issued to young readers. And since I’ve been a patron hither and thitherContinue reading “Writing Update/Library Card”

Writing Update: December 18, 2020

How are things in my post-NaNoWriMo little world, you ask? Odd. Distinctly odd. Currently in the midst of arguing with one of my characters to the point we’re not speaking much. And even though it’s awkward, this is an improvement. I am not crying every afternoon I try to write over the possibility of hisContinue reading “Writing Update: December 18, 2020”

Not a Rejection!!/Writing Award

Confetti and cake time! Writers of the Future has awarded me a Silver Honorable Mention! You might remember “Rejection Slip,” a post about my last Writers of the Future entry. A flat-out refusal of a story that I loved. Things are looking up. The Silver Honorable Mention isn’t an official award. I won’t be publishedContinue reading “Not a Rejection!!/Writing Award”

A Little Writers of the Future Update

So since last time I did a writing update on Writers of the Future stuff…books and certificates and authors ahoy! I decided to treat myself to the seven-volume package of Writers of the Future anthologies that was on sale a few months ago. They came in a big cardboard box carefully packed all snug togetherContinue reading “A Little Writers of the Future Update”

Writing–so very worth it in the end

So about four months ago, I submitted another short story to the Writers of the Future Contest. Urban fantasy. New York. Tabby cat. Ink and glass. The usual works. And as always, I went through the same phases of “submit-a-story-trauma.” Feel free to read the gibbering little blog post on it…or let be enough toContinue reading “Writing–so very worth it in the end”

ARC Review: Writers of the Future Vol. 36 (Part II)

Picking up where we left off yesterday, “Making Collaboration Work for You or Co-writing with Larry and Sean” by Sean Williams Another segment of writing advice, and probably good…but to be frank, it sounds so mercenary to my ears. I started collaborating with a friend about a year ago. We didn’t plan to launch ourselvesContinue reading “ARC Review: Writers of the Future Vol. 36 (Part II)”

ARC Review: L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Vol. 36

Time to plunge into all things science fiction and fantasy with this year’s collection of the best of the best contest winners.
Read on for intergalactic travel, linguistic debates with squid people, fluffy deaths, and murdery time travelers.
Strangely no dragons this time around…

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”

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.

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