Thursday, May 28, 2015

Books, a Review, and the Day-Job

Tonight I took out some of what I wrote in the Ghost Hunter story last night and revised it.
I also reviewed a book called Witch-Finders by Vanessa Knipe, which I thought was very good--go read it!--and I'm eagerly awaiting The Mist Gate Crossings: Bascom's Revenge by Susan Bianculli.

Work has been very hectic because we've had to squeeze five days worth of work into three, right before two major events we're putting on. The one I'm involved with will last only a few hours, but the one some of my co-workers are involved in will last several days. We're going crazy at the office this week.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Horrified Press

Tonight I wrote 624 words in my Ghost Hunter story that I'm working on for Horrified Press.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Publication Status - "Weight"

Edits for my CBAY Books short story have been turned in, and I received word that the publication date has been moved to April 2016 to allow for advance reader copies and a full sales season.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Heading to Comicpalooza this weekend!  I'll bet it will be beastly hot outside, and I am not looking forward to the walk from the train station.  On the plus side, I will be meeting my editor, Madeline Smoot, there.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Rejection - "Weight"

"Weight" was rejected by Sword and Sorceress, so I will submit it to a different place today.  That was depressingly fast.

Friday, May 15, 2015

"Weight" Submitted

I have submitted "Weight" to Sword and Sorceress #30. It topped out at 6003 words. Keeping my fingers crossed now..

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Update on "Weight"

I am reading over "Weight" this evening in preparation for sending it off to Sword & Sorceress Friday night.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Poem - "Civil War"

Tonight I submitted a poem, "Civil War," to 'A Quiet Courage.' It is a non-paying market, but I thought the poem might work well for it.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Update on 'Last Dance'

I didn't add any words to "Last Dance" tonight. Instead, I worked on the outline. I need to do still more work on the outline. *sigh*

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Working on "Weight"

Well, I've written the ending of "Weight." Now I have to go back and finish the climax. Working on the revised outline was a definite help. The current running word count for "Weight" is 4779 words.

EDIT:  "Weigh" is now at 5841 words.

Update on "Weight"

Total words for "Weight," so far: 4537.

I was going to use a crossbow and a carriage in this story and then realized that neither would work in a scene dependent on speed.

This means the story is now off the rails, as far as the planned outline goes. So I'll have to spend some time rethinking and revising the outline. Lovely.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Progress on "Weight"

"Weight" is now at 4048 words, and I am in the home stretch. It should come in at just around 5000 words. I will submit it to Sword & Sorceress after it's had a few days to rest.  That makes it sound like a cake, but it's the same principle.