Link to a new story by me. Thanks Schuylkill Valley Journal Online.
I am reminded by the state of my rejection per submission rate, that publication success is aggregation, but it does not gather interest of itself. I have learned each little success does help with my motivation, even it doesn't equal building momentum towards more successes. What I am trying to say is that being accepted … Continue reading Unreliable indicators
One busy little writing fishie
Over December and January I properly perused my flash fiction file, collated a bunch of little narratives, then re-edited the lot as one document. Then I found a couple of opportunities and frantically tried to shape this cobbled together thing into a flash novella. Before sending it off, it needed something extra, so I tore … Continue reading Sisyphean writing update
I didn't mean to, but I started something. I have an Instagram account, and it's mostly full of sunsets, art, and visually arresting things (and puns) and now RedBubble promotions. I don't really use Insta for writing related efforts. This week I started to. It's been both frustrating and creatively fulfilling. After endlessly tinkering with … Continue reading Starting something
I've decided to put some of my writing work on Medium (you can visit my profile here. Some items will have been previously published, so these will be re-posts, or will have appeared in actual print, on paper years ago. Other things will be new fiction, or at least little bits and pieces that were … Continue reading Rare or well done?
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. - Heraclitus I am getting to understand that in the swimming pool, the volume of the water bears you up as much as it weighs you down. One week I swore it was the deep end that was hard … Continue reading In deep
Well reader I did it. A couple of posts ago I mused about setting up a blog (or some such) to publish some short story-like things I have stored in my computer from years ago. I can now announce it is done, or at least started. The site, called the Adventures of the Affronted Falcon, … Continue reading Amusing Me: to be or Knottbee.
In my fevered imaginings last week as I lay sick, and in pain, I believed and almost still believe, I have an older sister called Nadine who died as a child. Am tempted to interrogate family members on this as it seemed so oddly specific. Then I concluded Prince Charles would never be king because … Continue reading Speaking ill of creativity
I began a story for a particular call out for submissions. In a keenly felt tragedy of non-epic proportions I lost what I wrote in the first draft mid way through. I managed to start again and finished it. Mind you, I wasn't going to, but the ideas for this project kept percolating. What I … Continue reading Writing somebody else’s world