Best Submissions Week Ever! P2

So, did you figure it out?  Two SFWA qualifying sales in one week!  Yahoo!  Still living off the high. Getting to some copyedits for my Mirror Shards sale now.  Belive it or not, that’s pretty exciting for me, too. And I hear finalist calls have already gone out for WotF q2!  Congrats, all! Had anyContinue reading “Best Submissions Week Ever! P2”

Best Submissions Week Ever!

Without any ado: I won second place in Writers of the Future!  I won’t be able to reply for a while, but if you leave a comment, thank you in advance! And big congrats to Stephen Sottong who won third, and a major rip-roaring congrats to Tina Smith who ran away with first! Here’s theContinue reading “Best Submissions Week Ever!”

WotF: Anonymity and the Number Eight

Note: Even if you’ve been entering a long time, I highly suggest you read this post.  You might be damaging your anonymity without realizing it. For those of you who don’t know, the Writers of the Future contest is open to amateurs looking to become professionals.  It’s designed to give them a leg-up in theContinue reading “WotF: Anonymity and the Number Eight”

Short Fiction Sale: Mirror Shards Vol. 2

I am happy to announce that my story, Rats Will Run, will appear in Mirror Shards Vol. 2, an augmented-reality themed anthology edited by Thomas K. Carpenter. This is my first short fiction sale, hopefully just the first of many.  And remember that 100 rejections I was “aiming” for?  Well, I hit 94. The deadline for MirrorContinue reading “Short Fiction Sale: Mirror Shards Vol. 2”

Looking for a Free Webinar?

Best-selling author Tracy Hickman is offering a free online webinar focusing on how to get read (rather than published) on Friday the 13th and Friday the 27th of April.  Each class is open to the fist twenty people who sign up, so if you’re interested, act fast!  Here’s the link: http://www.instantpresenter.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EA55D7898147 I’m signed up forContinue reading “Looking for a Free Webinar?”

Absolute Visions Anthology

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Just a little release-oriented news today. Absolute Visions, the anthology in which my first published illustration appears, is now available for purchase! If you’d like to see my full illustration (I haven’t seen it yet, but what appears in the anthology is probably a cropped version) youContinue reading “Absolute Visions Anthology”

Please Keep Your Hands and Feet Inside the Cover

Ahhhhh!  Wednesday again?  Sheesh. Today we are going to discuss the mysterious case of the phantom arms. I’m in the middle of reading Endymion, the sequel to Dan Simmions’ Hyperion duo.  The cover art for all four books (Endymion is also a duo) was originally done by Gary Ruddell.  All four are attractive, but there’sContinue reading “Please Keep Your Hands and Feet Inside the Cover”

“Writerly” Much? Don’t be this Guy

For today I have a nice little anecdote about what it means to be a writer versus wanting to be “writerly.”  I’ve been sitting on this story for about nine months because I couldn’t quite figure out in what context I should present it.  Recently there was a thread on the Absolute Write forums that discussed theContinue reading ““Writerly” Much? Don’t be this Guy”

A Business Ethics Tie In: Reviews, Anyone?

If you frequent very many writing related websites or forums, you’ll know there’s been a bit of hubbub recently over reviews.  Mainly over writers and agents and publishers either responding to reviews inappropriately, or writing posts on how a reviewer should review, or stating how reviewers should feel responsible (read: guilty) for any direct impact theirContinue reading “A Business Ethics Tie In: Reviews, Anyone?”