Followup #3: Short Story Marathon, Two Years Later

Two Years On Two years. Wow, I really can’t believe it. A lot has happened to these stories since this crazy experiment was finished: 4 stories have sold (over 13%) and I have a few more sales pending (check the links out below, one is available to read for free online). If all goes as planned that will hit 20%. Amazing. These stories are my first professional sales. See by blog post about The Disappearing …

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The Disappearing Neighborhood

I’ve got it on my list to do a blog post about milestones–there have been a bunch so far this year–but this is a big one and I can’t wait. My story, “The Disappearing Neighborhood,” is out in Pulphouse Fiction Magazine: Issue #6! This is a big deal for a couple of reasons. First, it is my first professional sale. While I’ve been in a bunch of anthologies and gotten paid for a fair number …

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Self-Rescuing Damsels

I’m really excited to have my story, “Ashna’s Heart” as part of Swords, Sorcery, & Self-Rescuing Damsels. This is the story of a fire mage named Kyla who is willing do anything and everything to save her home and her people. But to do so, she must leave her home behind and set out in search of her mentor who stole Ashna’s Heart, which is the only thing that can quiet the volcano at the …

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Vegas, Baby!

In early March, I spent a week in Las Vegas at a workshop all about writing for anthologies and getting to understand how editors choose stories. I was one of 50 writers who wrote a bunch of stories, and then we read everyone’s stories to get the editor’s eye view of things (that was 1.3 million words!) and then the editors put together nine anthologies and talked about all 300 stories while we all watched. …

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Followup #2: Short Story Marathon, One Year Later

The Short Version (TL;DR) Time flies when you’re writing like mad… I started this whole thing a year ago today, which is so hard to believe. The stories have done well in the market, “The Stars in Hoshi’s Eyes” found a home with The Saturday Evening Post, several earned Honorable Mentions from Writers of the Future Contest, plus more good news I can’t talk about yet. I’m still living with these stories (in some good …

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Seeing Forever is Out!

Maybe you can tell from the above image, I’m very excited about the release of Seeing Forever. Today is launch day, where this baby goes out into the world for you all to read. If I could put on a firework display to celebrate, I would. There is something I can do to celebrate. I’ve extending pre-sale pricing on the Amazon ebook a few more days. It’s $2.99 right now but goes up to $4.99 …

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Drawing the Dead on Sale (January Writing Update)

It’s a brand new year, and I have a lot in the writing pipeline. The last few years have been pretty thin on releases and I am going to remedy that this year. So, to that end, I am planning to do a monthly update on all things me and writing. I want to make this worth your while, so here’s the deal. Each one of these monthly updates will have one or more of …

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New Release! Of Things Not Seen, A Ghost’s Memoir, Book 3

Wow, there is a lot to say about this one, but I’ll keep it brief up here an expand down below.: The new ghost book is here! The ebook is on sale for $2.99 until 9/1/2017 for all you early buyers. $4.99 after that. Available from Amazon.com. Barnes and Noble, and Kobo. Signed print books on sale in the bookstore for $12.99 (down from $15.99). Print copies also available from  Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. You can read the first chapter …

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Followup #1: Short Story Marathon

The Short Version (TL;DR) I was a different person during the challenge. Focused. Driven (well, more driven). Exhausted, but happy. I prefer writing stories quickly, just letting the story take you over until it is done. I’m itching to do something like this again, but I have other priorities right now. It will be quite some time before I’ll know how these stories did. The Longer Version The Experience Wow. This was so intense. I’ve …

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Day 34: Short Story Marathon. FINISH LINE

Summary And… done! A quick pass on “Through Other Eyes,” a bit of cleanup, and off to Dean! And if you are wondering, I was up early and writing. Started another story that is a follow up to “Wink, Plum, and the Bones that March.” I wanted to dig into Woody and June #5, but needed to do some research first. Not a lot of writing today, but I gotta write! Stats for the Marathon …

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