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A Brief Vacation!

| September 4, 2017

I’m off from my day job today, and it was going to be a writing day. Then I got a last minute invitation to PAX West/Prime, so I’m off to do that instead. I’ll return tomorrow with your regularly schedule programming!  

Quick turnaround!

| February 15, 2012

Remember that microfiction story I mentioned on Monday? It was accepted at the venue where I submitted it on Tuesday. That’s less than a 24-hour turnaround from the story being written to the story being accepted. Hooray for nearly instant gratification! The venue is Bat Terrier, and I’ll be sure to post again when my […]

It’s coming back to me!

| February 13, 2012

At least I think so. I realized today that I haven’t written any fiction since February 1st. I was coming down with a cold as we left writer’s group that night, and today was the first day I’ve had the brain power to write. Unsurprisingly, it was because I heard a song. The song was […]

Friday Recap

| February 10, 2012

This week has pretty much been a wash. I did write another book review, but that is all. Between being sick all weekend, then slowly recovering, and then Jeremy having surgery yesterday, my whole schedule has been wonky and weird and not conducive to writing. I had bold plans to finally get some writing done […]

Words of wisdom from Mr. Crowder

| February 7, 2012

I’m still not back at 100 percent yet, which is frustrating. Though I may be able to get something written tonight. Rather than write a blog post of my own today, though, I’m going to share a link from my friend Nate’s blog. Oddly enough, I was going to write about description today. And I […]

Writing when you’re sick

| February 6, 2012

I haven’t been able to get any writing done since Thursday, because my cold has been keeping me completely fuzzy headed. There may be some things that I could write when I’m fuzzy headed, but the stories I have on tap right now are not the right sort. Instead, I’ve been doing a little bit […]

Friday Recap

| February 3, 2012

This week, I managed to finish my story for January and get it submitted, a day ahead of schedule! I also wrote and submitted another review, and got started on a sort of urban fantasy short story, which currently has no title. I also went through Jeremy’s novella manuscript with a fine toothed comb, so […]

Another review up!

| February 2, 2012

Just a quick post today, to let you all know that my review of M. K. Hobson’s The Native Star is up on Nevermet Press today! I finished writing my next review last night, but I am waiting for Jeremy to take a look at it, and then I’ll give it one more read through […]

Story Forge

| February 1, 2012

A friend of mine pointed me in the direction of a Kickstarter for Story Forge. I love Kickstarter in general, but I also love this idea. An 88-card deck designed to help jumpstart your brain for writing, gaming, or whatever else you can think of. This sort of thing is PERFECT for me. Jeremy likes […]

January recap

| January 31, 2012

By the numbers Stories out at the beginning of the month: 5 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 1 Resubmissions: 1 New Submissions: 1 (“The Cask of Cranglimmering”) Stories out at the end of the month: 6 So what did I get done this month that isn’t reflected above? Well, I wrote two book reviews, figured […]