Monthly Archives: February 2015

Weekly writing check-in: the one with the Girl with the Piccolo

So, this week came with a very nice surprise. The Girl with the Piccolo made the list for Best of Cast of Wonders for 2014.

Plus, I made a submission. A new one! At long last. So, there’s that. I also worked on the print layout for Now and Later. It’s a little bit trickier than a novel layout since I need to build a table of contents, apply a different “master” to each short story, and so on.

Writing Work:

  • Writing ~ 9,207 words (Five more words than last week. That’s crucial, people, crucial.)
  • Print layout for Now and Later

Submissions:

  • Steps to Goodbye 

Rejections:

  • None

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

  • None

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Weekly writing check-in: the one with the talking Valentine

So, I was very excited to see hear The Burden of So Many Roses in audio in time for Valentine’s Day. I figured it would go live right about that time, but it was still a nice surprise.

Otherwise, just a touch over 9,000 words this week. No subs or anything. I’m itching to switch to short fiction for a while, but my stories keep morphing into longer things (current project word count: ~70,000 words). Maybe once this current story is done. Maybe.

Writing Work:

  • Writing ~ 9,202 words

Submissions:

  • None

Rejections:

  • None

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

rosesThe Burden of So Many Roses is live for your listening pleasure. Generally, I have a tough time reading/listening to my work once it’s out in the world, but Tina is incredible. Go give her a listen. I couldn’t be more thrilled.

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For Valentine’s Day: The Burden of So Many Roses in audio

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! The Burden of So Many Roses is now in audio over at Toasted Cake.  Having a bad day? Well, have a listen. It could be much, much worse.

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Weekly writing check-in: the one with the talking ghost

Getting my writing groove on this week with ~8,000 words. In  a surprise move, I received an acceptance this week for audio/reprint rights for Ghost in the Coffee Machine. So, not only did I sell this story once, I sold it again. Word to the wise: keep as many rights as you possibly can. In the case of Ghost, I control them all.

And sometimes that pays off. Also, I love audio/podcasts, and I’m very excited about this.

Links of note:

Writing Work:

  • Writing ~ 8,054 words

Submissions:

  • None

Rejections:

  • None

Acceptances:

Publications:

  • None

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Weekly writing check-in: the one with the best in category

The Kindle Countdown Deal for The Fine Art of Holding Your Breath is wrapping up. If you want to grab a copy for 99 cents, you have about a day and a half to do so. Also, maybe this just happened:

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So. Yeah. That was fun. Otherwise, I had a good writing week of about 1,000 words a day, and a good writing month as well. I’d love to inch that monthly word count up to 40,000. I don’t have that far to go, so we’ll see.

Writing Work:

  • Writing ~ 7,554 words
    Monthly total: 37,377 words

Submissions:

  • None

Rejections:

  • None

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

Fine Art_bluePick up the Kindle version for only 99 cents. It’s also available in print.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The MazeThe Maze: Three Tales of the Future is also having a countdown deal for 99 cents. Three tales! Of the Future! But hurry. This one ends in a day and a half too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now and Later ebook coverIf you’re in a short story sort of mood, you can pick up eight young adult short stories in one volume. Currently, it’s only available in Kindle, but I plan to release the print version soon.

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