Thrilled to announce that my poem “Haunted Basin” will be published in the HWA Poetry Showcase Volume VII. Cover reveal and table of contents can be seen on Stephanie Wytovich’s site here. Can’t wait to read all the other dark poetry included this year!
The novel is coming along well. Nine chapters in and at the halfway point of the first draft. Richard Thomas’s Novel in a Year class has been great support, and this first draft is much tidier than it would have been if I’d written it on my own. Fantastic group of seven other writers who are turning in some fabulous stuff. So much fun to watch these stories develop!
Finished Carina Bissett’s fabulous Intersections: Science Fiction, Fairy Tale and Myth class last week. Ended with six new stories. Two of which are close to polished. And explored some wonderful fairy tales and science with another amazing group of writers. If you ever get the chance to take one of Carina’s classes, I highly recommend them!
Revisions are taking a bit of a backseat, but four from my list of twenty are now complete and out on submission. With simultaneous submissions, one complete story from Intersections, and a couple poems, I currently have twelve submissions out. No acceptances yet this year, but a couple nice personal rejections. Working on hitting that hundred mark this year.
Other than that, staying in except for my daily walks. Saw a woman walking two Capybaras! That’s been the highlight of my walks lately.
Stay safe and take care of yourselves! ❤
A quick post to lay out my goals for the coming year.
Biggest goal this year is writing my first novel with Storyville Studio’s Novel in a Year. It’s a supernatural horror coming-of-age story set in the 1980s. I’ll be digging deep for this one, and I expect it will be dark, tense, disturbing and leave you thinking about it for a good while. I’ll update with snippets and inspirations as the story evolves.
I also plan to revise, polish, and submit sixteen flash and short story pieces currently waiting to be finished.
Write six new stories for The Storied Imaginarium’s Intersections: Science Fiction, Fairy Tales and Myth
Write at least three new stories for The New York City Midnight Challenge depending on how many rounds I make it through.
Collect 100 rejections and a few acceptances for submitted work.
And, read fifty two books.
That’s it for now. Have a great year!
Thanks for your patience while I build my site. Happy 2019!