Thursday, January 31, 2013

Writing quote for 1-31-2013

I am a galley slave to pen and ink. ~~Honore de Balzac


Deadlines extended for two anthologies and one magazine. Yay! 'Cause I am not ready. Still have some submissions to go out today and tomorrow. So it's back to work.

Monday, January 28, 2013

New and cool project

Next year, on the 17th of every month I will have a story in an anthology for that particular month. Same character, but 12 stories about said character. Lots of planning I've got to to-- yeah, on top of everything else. Did I mention I'm writing flash plays. One is out in submission and I'm finishing two more. Hope to get a one-act done to submit to a festival but maybe not. Still I'm loving all this "writing-me-time."

Writing Quote for January 28, 2013

Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. ~E.L. Doctorow

I'm killing me!

Some anthologies I'm trying to get into (will not have those four pieces in Daily Flash/Pill Hill Press is no more) and some themed magazines. Crazy writing but it feels good (most of the time). Thing is the more you write, the better you get and the better you get, the more honest the work is. Like I needed this story for an anthology of Southern gothic fiction and I didn't have an ending -- which is new to me 'cause I usually don't begin a story until I have the end) but I wrote anyway and the main character did something that I hadn't thought of but it was the most appropriate ending. Anyway the 30, the 31st and the 1st are all deadlines so it's back to the stories.
a very short poem up at the twitter zine Seven by Twenty @7x20

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Writing quote for 1-23-2013

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation. ~~ Graham Greene

Rejection, rejection, ooh an acceptance!

I'm not sure why people say not to take rejection personally. How can you not? If you know, please inform me. Literary Orphans has accepted a work that I thought would be hard to place 'cause of the subject matter. Yay! Also, 7 x 20, the twitter-zine, will publish several works over the coming month and Static Movement is publishing a very short work next month.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Writing quote for Jan. 2, 2013

Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works. ~Virginia Woolf
Had a photo published in the winter issue of Diverse Voices Quarterly and five photos in the Winter issue of Rose Red Review. Yay!

first rejection of the year

and we're only 2 days in-ha!