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2022 Awards Eligibility Post

I’ve been really honored this year to have had the chance to work with such amazing editors and magazine teams. For this year, I’d like to suggest two stories for awards consideration. Both hold very different places in my heart. The first is a secondary-world fantasy, “Since We Don’t Have Wings,” published in Metaphorosis. It’s…

Swing for the Fences

I was reflecting on how rarely I see writers talk about the frustration of “near misses” when sending out stories. What I mean by this is the stories that get close but don’t quite make it – they reach second rounds at multiple venues or they receive really beautiful personalized rejections over and over again…

Short Story Submissions – 2021

As a nosy writer, I always wonder what other writers’ rejection statistics look like. With that in mind, I thought I’d share my stats for last year as compiled by the Submission Grinder. Last year was the first year in about a decade that I actually wrote and submitted short stories. For the most part,…

REFLECTIONS ON THE EYE OF THE WORLD/WOT (11-17)

As part of the reread challenge that my friend Dianne Gardner and I have set ourselves, I’m rereading and making observations about The Eye of the World, the first book in the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. Dianne and I are not blogging about the same things so be sure to take a…

Reflections on The Eye of the World/WOT (1-10)

As part of the reread challenge that my friend Dianne Gardner and I have set ourselves, I’m rereading and making observations about The Eye of the World, the first book in the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. Mixed in with this will be commentary about the TV show and likely the fantasy genre…

After Wheel of Time

Now that the first season of the TV show has wrapped up, I’m going to reread and blog about the Wheel of Time fantasy series with my friend and fellow author, DL (Dianne) Gardner. We’ve been talking to each other regularly after each episode and thought that this would be an entertaining way to refresh…

2021 Awards Eligibility Post

This year, I ventured into the world of short story writing. I’ve focused much of my effort on flash fiction, stories of 1000 words or less, in part to refine skills that I use in my place of employment. However, I’ve also found it both challenging and rewarding to tell stories with very few words.…

(Writing) 11 September

Well, my writing streak of second round holds, followed by rejections, is still holding thus far with my recent rejection from Diabolical Plots. The rejection letter was so lovely that it’s hard to feel too hurt about it – there wasn’t a bad note in the entirety of the letter. This particular story is going…

(writing) current state of things

It’s been a good, productive summer for writing. I credit Cat Rambo, the Nebula Awards, and Clarion West for a dramatic leap in my craft this year (well, I suppose I had a little to do with it too). I’ve been taking several of Cat’s classes – everything they teach has been useful and many…

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