Here is my first published short story, "Groundskeeper," published by the Ginger Collect Magazine. Please give it a click and read. It's a very short little ditty. Click through and give them a read: Groundskeeper - Issue Seven of The Ginger Collect
My short horror story "Groundskeeper" was just accepted by The Ginger Collect literary magazine for their seventh issue. It comes out 9/22/18. I'm glad it found a home with them. They value the uncanny, the strange stuff. I've been writing for about four years now, primarily on any one of five novels I'm toiling away … Continue reading First Acceptance!
It took me ten months to produce the rough draft of my first novel. That was a scorching pace for me since I hadn't ever written anything and had to do things like ask google where the comma goes before and/or after a dialogue tag. Also I asked google things like: "What is a dialogue … Continue reading The 73 Day Novel
Completed/polished novels: 1 Queried novels: 1 Rejections so far: 25 In progress novels: 3 -[Sequel to novel being queried] - fully outlined, some written. Just waiting to see where Book I goes. -A Priori (working title) is about 110 pages in. I very much love this project and I will finish it, but it is … Continue reading What am I working on? How’s it going?
That is all. I've got the one book out on queries and I've started two others. Three books. I took a class on Sunday and the instructor showed us one of his first query letters. I was crushed. It was better than anything I have ever written. 🙂
Look, If I'd known I was going to realize the necessity of an important revision to my novel six months after I'd begun querying, I would have waited to query. My story was 2.5 years old, ten months to write and the rest for editing and revision. That's a lot of work put into polishing … Continue reading Major Revision with Queries Out
When do you actually become a writer? Is it when you feel comfortable saying "I'm a writer" when people ask what you do? Is it when you publish your first book? I'll probably never get to the point that I'm comfortable enough to call myself a writer absent publishing that first book. Who knows when … Continue reading Metamorphosis