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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 even more audio

Even more audio this week! The Girl with the Piccolo (first published at Kazka Press) is now in an audio podcast over at Cast of Wonders. Go have a listen, if you’re so inclined.

In amazing news of the amazing variety, I have once again fooled someone into publishing my poetry. I know. No one is more surprised than I am. The poem will be included in Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, volume 3. I had a poem in volume 2, so this is extra nice.

I also received two rejections this week. Actually, it was three. One of the journals is using an automated system. So, I received a rejection on Monday, and then again, for the same submission, on Thursday. It was either a glitch or they wanted to make absolutely certain. Either way, it made me laugh.

And I’m working up another “episode” in my Ghost series. The only thing I didn’t do was submit something, which I should do, soon. My submission tracker is looking mighty thin.

Writing Work:

  • The Ghost Whisperer ~ 5,700 words

Submissions:

  • None

Rejections:

  • The Patron Saint of Lost Things
  • Knight in the Royal Arms

Acceptances:

  • The Boys’ Club (poetry)

Publications:

 

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Weekly writing check-in: the one with some audio

So, you guys! I’m in audio! Well, I’m not, but two of my publications are. Both The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet and The Maze: Three Tales of the Future are available in audio from Audible, iTunes, and Amazon (see links below).

The narrator, Ashley Klanac, did a fantastic job with both titles. Also, below, you can click to listen to a sample of each.

I have some promotion codes for a free copy. If you enjoy audio books and would like to listen to either or both, send me a note via the contact form. Bonus points if you listen and leave a rating/review at Audible. I have it on good authority that Audible loves it *this much* when you do that.

Otherwise, I wrote what may be my first historical short story this week. I’m kind of psyched about that, although not so much about the title.

Writing Work:

  • For the Want of a Nail ~ 3,533 words

Submissions:

  • None

Rejections:

  • Five to Freedom

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

Keeping Quiet audio Amazon, Audible, iTunes

 

 

The Maze Audio

Amazon, Audible, iTunes

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The Maze: now in audio!

The Maze AudioNow in Audio!

The Maze: Three Tales of the Future is now available in audio format via Audible, and you can download the audio book from Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

The same narrator who performed The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet also narrated these stories. I think she did a fantastic job. She had a knack for knowing exactly how I wanted something read or where the emphasis in certain sentences should be. In short: she was amazing.

Click below to hear a sample:

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The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet: now in audio!

Keeping Quiet audioNow in Audio!

The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet is now available in audio format via Audible, and you can find copies at Audible, iTunes, and Amazon.

Available in print, electronic, and audio format:

Audio: Amazon, Audible, iTunes

Print

Electronic: KindleNookiBooksKoboSmashwords

Also available as a Kindle Match Book. Buy the Print version from Amazon and get the Kindle version for 99 cents! (Note: you must buy the paperback first for this to work.)

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