Monday, October 6, 2014


I have been working on my short stories, getting published, and on several new novella projects, and Blog writing went on the back burner. I did want to update some writing news.

Today I had my short story, BREATH, published online at StrangerViews Ezine.

My short story, STALKER, has been signed to be included in the Fabula Press Aestas 2014 Short Story Anthology sometime before the end of the year. This will be a print anthology out of Hong Kong. There may be delays due to the current situation. I haven't had an update from publishers.  There is now a TV show with the same title, and similar subject matter. I'm not sure what impact that will have on my story. I wrote the story several years ago. I tweeted the writers to see if they would be interested in using my story for a script idea.

I joined an online Science Fiction writers forum to get feedback, and I was finally able to finish my explicit Science Fiction novella. BREED is now being considered for the Winter Edition of Speculative Fiction.

I currently have about 11 submissions out to various magazines, ezines, and contests.

I was invited and attended the Napa Valley Writer's Conference in July, 2014. It was a great experience, and the rewrite material I received for my short story, TRACKED, has been very helpful. This is a longer story than I usually write, and has presented me with some additional challenges. Usually, I map out a story in my head before I write a word so I know the beginning to the end. Of course, I make changes along the way, but I usually know where I am going. In this story, I started with an idea and great characters, but no end in sight. The feedback I received was helpful, but I'm still stuck with deciding where this story will end up.

I am currently on the road again. Southern California, then on to Maui, then back to SoCal, then back to Northern California in December, 2014. Will try to post more often, but no guarantees. 

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