Monthly Archives: March 2014

Write 1/Sub 1 check in: the one with the mad scientist

W1S1 2014 - Monthly ChallengeA little less writing this week since I’m still doing class work for the Adobe InDesign classes I’m taking. Still, I’m not complaining about +5,000 words.

This is also the reason I haven’t sent any submissions back out. But it’s spring break this week and I hope to get a few more things submitted, a few more words written, and my classwork completed.

We’ll see if I can make this happen.

Writing Work:

  • The Time After ~5,833 words

Submissions:

  • None this week

Rejections:

  • Abandonment Issues

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

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Publication: The Short Sweet Life of My Invisible Prom Date

It’s alive! Also, take a look at this cover:

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It has my name on it! While I never actually articulated the goal of having my name on a magazine called Mad Scientist Journal, I now see that it has always been an ambition of mine.

The journal is currently available via Amazon and Smashwords, with other e-book retailers coming soon. Learn more about the journal and the issue at the Mad Scientist Journal website.

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Queen of the world …

This really needs no other words:

queen of the world

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Write 1/Sub 1 check in: the one with lots of words

W1S1 2014 - Monthly ChallengeA few rejections (one of which I sent right back out again), lots of writing, and that was about it for this week. And yet, I feel as if so much has happened. Things have, but those things have been in the world of the story, not real life. 

So … yeah. I can’t exactly tell you about my fictional people and the myriad of fictional problems they have. Also, I should probably admit that what I have on my hands is definitely a novel, since I’m sitting at 47,000 words total so far, and the end? Not quite in sight.

Writing Work:

  • The Time After ~8,637 words

Submissions:

  • The Life Expectancy of Fireflies

Rejections:

  • The Life Expectancy of Fireflies
  • Doreen’s Muse

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

  • None

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Welcome back, foxes!

My foxes are back! I haven’t seen them all winter longer.

This makes me very happy.

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Write 1/Sub 1 check in: the one with even more audio

W1S1 2014 - Monthly ChallengeSo, despite writing only 800 words on Monday (thank you, Daylight Saving Time), I managed 8,000 words for the week. I’m not really sure how that happened, but I’m happy that it did.

And for the second week in a row, I’ve sold audio rights for one of my stories, and it’s also another story that first appeared in Kazka Press. I’m thrilled that The Girl with the Piccolo will be a podcast from Cast of Wonders.

As you can see below, I flung five more submissions out the door this week as well. When you combine that with the audio sale and the cover reveal, it adds up to a pretty good week.

Writing Work:

  • The Time After ~8,018 words

Submissions:

  • What Little Remains
  • Incriminating Evidence
  • The Life Expectancy of Fireflies
  • Five to Freedom
  • Abandonment Issues

Rejections:

  • Where Were You when the War Started
  • Abandonment Issues

Acceptances:

Publications:

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Sucker Literary Magazine: Cover Reveal for Volume 3!

Today’s the day! Sucker Literary Magazine is revealing the cover for volume 3! This happens to be the edition that includes my YA paranormal novelette Just a Matter of Time.

What is a novelette, you ask. Well, you see, when a novel and novella love each other very much … no, really, it’s just a long short story.

Now, without further ado, I give you the gorgeous cover:

Sucker Literary Magazine Vol 3

Sucker Literary is a platform for established and emerging, hugely intelligent writers who have the grit and talent to create compelling, authentic young adult literature that both adults and teens can enjoy.

We are a literary enterprise dedicated to showcasing and promoting undiscovered and established writers who write for young adults (this is not to be mistaken for young adult writers). We are not affiliated with any writer’s organization or program and welcome writers at any stage of their writing career/ journey.

Now, for a little bit on what’s inside:

Bullied and alone, Ainsley seeks refuge in the arms of a strange boy. Time is slipping away for overachieving Sadie Lin, but reigniting an old flame might help. Scarred by a pressuring ex, Alexandra finally faces the rain. “Pasty and chubby” Charlotte makes a public play for the “Tan and Smooth” king. The beautiful girl in the black, lacy push-up bra says that it’s time for Brenn to stop lying . . . at least to herself. A halfway house is no home for Dawn—or is it? How will Dana survive knowing everyone at school thinks she’s a monster, when they just may be right? JJ and her crush finally get a moment alone—at his girlfriend’s hottest party of the year. Sixteen-year old Sarah prepares for her first day of school by chaining up her Mamí in her bedroom. Alyssa’s life is a well-rehearsed ballet until a tragedy sends her hurtling towards a fall. Loving a boy is as simple as chemistry . . . unless that boy is an unstable element.

Eleven stories that delve into the depths of our experience—driven by fierce and untouched love that makes us seek, lose, fear, desire, long, reflect, survive, steal, protect, fall, and confess.

Founding Editor:

Contributors:

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