Monthly Archives: November 2017

Weekly writing check-in: stealth cat and an honorable mention

Meet stealth cat, my latest Photoshop project.

My big news this week is my short story (really, flash fiction) The Potato Bug War received an honorable mention in Pulp Literature’s Raven Short Story Contest.

This is the second historical fiction story I’ve written, and I’m kind of amazed I managed to pull off a story about World War II in 540 words.

So, you may be asking, at some point will I try writing novel-length historical fiction? I might. I just might.

Not as much writing this week. I started (yet another) set of courses. This one is on advertising for authors, and I’m loving it so far.

And that’s about it!

Writing work:

  • Series work (structure, brainstorming, research)
  • Mark Dawson’s Ads for Authors Course
  • Graphic Design/Photoshop tutorials
  • Writing, ~3,000 words

Submissions:

  • None

Rejections:

  • None

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

  • None

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Weekly writing check-in: halfway … maybe

I might be about halfway through this new story. Then again, I might not be. Who knows? (Presumably, I should, but it doesn’t always work that way.)

Still, I’m pleased with my slow and steady word count.

Otherwise, a quiet week, what with the time change. I think falling back may actually be harder than springing forward. So. Dark. At five p.m.

Writing work:

  • Series work (structure, brainstorming, research)
  • Graphic Design/Photoshop tutorials
  • Writing, ~5,000 words

Submissions:

  • Simon the Cold (reprint market)

Rejections:

  • None

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

  • None

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Weekly writing check-in: long lists and such

Well, at least there’s no negative word count this week. I’m back on track, more or less.

In good news this week, I did have a story make Pulp Literature’s Raven Short Story Long List. I can’t say which story since the submissions are blind, but I’m pleased.

Also, I worked through some Photoshop tutorials (as you can see) and the lessons for my folklore classes. I’m not doing anything particular with the folklore at the moment, but I find that the classes and the reading spark all kinds of story ideas.

Writing work:

  • Series work (structure, brainstorming, research)
  • Graphic Design/Photoshop tutorials
  • Writing, ~4,523 words
  • Folklore classes

Submissions:

  • None

Rejections:

  • None

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

  • None

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