Writing update – 1 May

I’ve been dipping my toes into the world of short story writing with some success. My flash fiction piece, “Chocolate,” was purchased by Daily Science Fiction.

Since that qualifies me for SFWA Associate Membership, I’ve put in an application. Cross your fingers that it gets approved! My inner thirteen-year-old is dancing with the thought that it’s even a possibility – she’ll probably explode if one of my stories ever makes it to The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

I also finished the first draft of another short story, tentatively titled “Since We Don’t Have Wings.” I’m not sold on the title yet – hopefully something else will come to mind in the edits. There is still a lot of work to do with the description in particular. It’s a slow little story so I’m not sure where it will fit exactly though James assures me that it’s more publication-worthy than I think.

I do have a 250-word short story making the rounds which is getting great rejection letters. Thus far, while the personal notes have been really kind, the short word count is giving publishers pause.

As I get back into the swing of writing again, I’m planning to attend two Wayward Writers classes this month:

May 15- Sorry, But Your Infodump is Showing with Henry Lien

May 29 – Replying to Other Stories with Cat Rambo

I will report back a little bit on both, though every class I’ve taken through Cat’s Academy has been golden and well-worth everything I’ve invested into them. I directly credit her Flash Fiction class to my recent sale.

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