Friday, April 12, 2013

Post Pub Update

Now Playing: ALL THAT'S LEFT by Thrice
Just Read: A STORM OF SWORDS by George R. R. Martin--Awesome, as expected. Just as intricate and intriguing as the first two books in the series. Can't wait to see all that on screen!
Reading Now: HEAT WAVE by Richard Castle (?)

It was a really awesome experience, having my story "Skipping Stones" published over at Daily Science Fiction. To everyone who read it and shared their thoughts, thank you so very much. I got a few tweets and followers, some comments here on my blog, and some emails about reading it on Beam Me Up podcast, who did great things with my story "Good Business, With Guns." Couldn't have asked for better, and I'm very grateful.

I posted the link on the left, so if you ever want to (re)read it, it's only a click away.

But now that it's done, it's time to move on to what's new. I barely got in last quarter's Writers of the Future contest submission before the deadline, a story about a colonized planet. To this day, it remains the only story to get a personalized rejection from Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine. Hopefully the changes I've made since then will push it into the realm of acceptable fiction.

I've got about 100 pages of young adult novel left to edit, and I've already cut over 4000 words from it. That's exciting to me--I'll post in more detail later. I've also got two 8,000-word stories to edit, one of which will probably wind up as this quarter's WotF submission. My April W1S1 story is finished, but it's short, so I'm writing a second one, about 2500 words in. I'm calling it "Firecutter," and I'm not really sure what that word means or where the story's going. I guess my characters and I will find out together.

That's all for now. I'll check back soon. Thanks again to all my recent readers; hope we become long time friends.


PS--Who writes the Richard Castle books, honestly? Nathan Fillion? Does ANYONE know?