As foretold by the publisher some months ago so it has come to pass: another one of my stories has been published this very day. It's the same process each time, and every time different. Write, edit, submit, hope, hope and hope. Wait, wait, and wait before the acceptance that is never inevitable. More like … Continue reading Stories within circles
Another patented writing update.
In recent publishing news a poem I had accepted for Frost Meadow Review a few months ago is published and available now in volume six. Apologies to digital readers but the edition is in paper only here. Never fear though, I am currently liaising with editors on a short story that will be published soon, … Continue reading Write here, write now
Publication Day means a link to my story in The Raconteur Review.
It happens in the writing life where projects are delayed, writing tasks are suspended, and deadlines are missed. It happens with my own self imposed writing timelines and it happens to the publishers and journals I submit my work to. Frankly, such delays and misadventures are because life happens, and it is happening pretty hard … Continue reading Life and writing happens
I have one flash fiction and one short story that I believe are probably close to the best things I have written so far. What they have in common, apart from me, is they both remain unpublished. I suspect these narratives are not genre-specific enough, but probably slightly too whimsical (?) for the literary publishers. … Continue reading Somehow, it’s August
The boring days are ones without writing news. When I keep hitting the refresh on various online submission platforms, and my emails and...nuthin', nada, non. These no-news days pile up. A month or two or more can pass without a response. But the writing and the work of submitting and scouting publications continues. Tallying the … Continue reading A big day
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
Last year (2018) was personally and professionally challenging in a variety of un-fun ways. The things I expected to be doing I didn't get to do, while other things happened that I never imagined would. Then again, in terms of creative writing, I believe I produced some of my best flash fiction so far, however, … Continue reading Review relief
Completely forgetting about a short story being published is just one of the many ways I can tell I haven't coped very well with some less than wonderful personal happenings at the end of December and into January. But's that was how it was. And, I had a good day today full of art, and … Continue reading And then I remembered