Wednesday, December 27, 2017

One a day

I am going to send a story out every day in January.  I've picked the ones that need the least research. They are also mainly flash or micro pieces.

Revise and send out. Repeat.

Hopefully 'get published happens somewhere in the process in the process.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

My wacky little tale got accepted


"All the Flies You Can Eat" is upcoming in the 'In Winter' issue from The Wild Word.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Continuing with the NANOWRIMO novel, which I didn't finish in November 'cause I was making bears 'cause that paid.

Sent out this wacky piece I wrote years ago. In rejecting it (also years ago), an editor made  some comments that I took as truth. I pulled it off that pile of stories (I chose 45 that I'm going to revise and send out first) with the intent of revising but I read it and decided that editor was wrong.

An acceptance from Pure Slush for another anthology.  Yay! I love the editor, Matt Potter! 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Wrote an essay and sent it off

Scary because most things I've been submitting have been coming back. 

I'm excited to see if it makes the cut.

Got another to go revise.


Still writing.  I have never written past day 15.  So happy.


the writing is really good in some places. Some is key word.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

I love it when I'm writing and my characters revolt against my character outlines/charts.

No, they're telling me. This is who I am.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017


My word count is way behind, but I'm writing. I am not good at managing my time; at the computer, I am so easily seduced by the internet.  (And I've got bears to make.)

But I wrote today and I'm happy with the words I got out.  Very happy, though they were few.

Tomorrow, I'll find a space of time to do it again.

Next day, repeat.  And then again.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


Very slow start to this novel writing.

59 words in an hour.

Not good. (in the voice of the Russian guy in "2012")

Sunday, October 15, 2017

A yes!

A tiny thing coming up this week on twitter at 7 by 20.

Thursday, September 21, 2017


The Book Festival is going on right now.  I never posted pics from my time there last year. 

Stuff I picked up while I was there:

Pitched to an agent.  Informative. He said send me something.  Ha!  Agent #4 who would be interested if I just had a book!

Went to a workshop and did this:

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Excited, excited!

Been working out a non-fiction piece in my head and suddenly--a book about writing, a video, a Facebook post--all with information I need!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


I hate when the jacket description is better than the book!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Writer's research

"But I need to know for my story."
"I'm not closing you in my trunk. What if somebody sees me."
"We'll do it when it's night."
"Oh, that won't be suspicious."
"I can't finish the story unless I know if you can hear me scream."
"Okay. But you better hope I don't leave you in there."

Friday, July 14, 2017

No no no

I've been in a slump and haven't written much.  But what I've sent out keeps coming back.  Ouch

sad face sad face sad face

Friday, May 26, 2017

I wrote a story

Writing is a luxury these days, but I finished one of those 60+ works stacked by my writing desk.

Struggled because I DID NOT want to edit some of the stuff I wrote because sometimes I'm so in love with my own words.  But you have to "kill your darlings" to have a strong piece and now I do. 

Sent if out.

Now, to finish another story. . . 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Had an opportunity to read for Black History Month.  Such great fun. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

A new year!

Time to write new stories.