It all began last summer. I had spent the previous months attempting to write my novel, The Five Staffs of Meledari. The project was in utter disrepair. While I had written about 40,000 words – I found I had no where to go. My character arcs had timed out too soon, the project lost focus… Continue reading How Short is Too Short?
So tonight I decided to go back through one of my short stories from last fall. It had been rejected from its first submission, and I thought I’d give it a read, see if I couldn’t clean it up a little and find a new magazine to submit to. Two things always amaze me when… Continue reading Whoops – Didn’t See That!
Rejection. It’s one of a writer’s biggest obstacles – standing side-by-side with the massive ‘distraction’ obstacle. The two can be imposing for a writer, and I am no exception to that standard. I received two more rejections within the span of two days, and of course those are no fun. Did it surprise me? Not… Continue reading A Word on Rejection
I sat down this evening to write a piece for Pill Hill Press’ Dark Heroes Anthology. The idea is, of course, to write a story where a stereotypically evil monster/creature is the hero of the story. Sounds awesome right? Definitely! So I settled on this idea I had for a demon who is cast out… Continue reading A Mind of Its Own
Happy news, friends! ‘The Devil’s Sport,’ a short fiction piece I wrote about two weeks ago, has been accepted for publication in the How the West Was Wicked Anthology from Pill Hill Press. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this! I liked the story, but wasn’t sure a publisher would see any… Continue reading Another One!