Third time's a charm. That's what everyone says. It probably has its roots in a pagan, numerological thing which means it's both bullshit and also true on some odd, universal level. Sometimes, I make similar, seemingly profound statements and then go on to completely ignore them. (Well, maybe often.) I compared short fiction and novels … Continue reading Three, the Magic Number
As mentioned last time, I created a rough draft for the Unresolved Sexual Tension theme, completed a first pass and was on to my next step: Critique Group. So, I sat down with my crit group last night and passed around my short (almost flash fiction) story. They loved it. That is, if it were … Continue reading Getting Submissive with Duotrope
Going to pop the hood for a second and let everyone see how I work. Wait a minute. Don't let the salacious title fool you. I'll get to that in a second. But when I'm referring to work, I'm referring to writing. A writer's modus operandi is always a topic of conversation with other writers. … Continue reading Unresolved Sexual Tension
I recently received a rejection in response to a query for my novel, Collateral Damage. I've been collecting them for short stories for a while, but this one is my first for the novel. It's oddly satisfying. At this stage, I've only begun the journey, so it feels a bit like the first awkward, necessary … Continue reading Rejection Numero Uno
Ahhhh, editors. Writers, love to hate on them when the rejections come in. If you're like me, you also like to secretly pass judgment on their selections. Your inner critic flicks on the hyper-drive and reading those stories that were granted the ever elusive gift of publication becomes less pleasureable and more cathartic. You know … Continue reading Kind Editors?!?