Story Sold!

Good news, everyone! No, I haven’t transformed into a frail cartoon-scientist, but I have made a sale! I received my first acceptance to a pro-rate, SFWA qualifying market today.  I’m very excited and will give out more information when the formalities are taken care of. The story I sold was also my Q4 WotF finalist, entitled: SojournContinue reading “Story Sold!”

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”

It’s WotF Workshop Week!

Hello all, If you’re interested in keeping up with what the winners are experiencing, I suggest visiting the W&IotF Herald. There you’ll get day-by-day updates and introductions to the new authors and illustrators. Feel free to fantasize about attending the workshop yourself.  😉 ~Marina

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?”

Writers of the Future Q4: Finalists and Semis Announced

I’m so glad I can finally beak my silence. Of course, I’ve been dropping not-so-subtle hints here and there, but now I can say it outright: I’m a finalist again in the Writers of the Future contest! And though I’m trying not to get my hopes up too much, I’d really like to win.  AndContinue reading “Writers of the Future Q4: Finalists and Semis Announced”

Next Year’s Goals

Being sick sucks. And I was sickest on Christmas. Bah.  Humbug.  But anywho… A quick, concise list of next year’s goals: *Write 2,000 words a week day or 10,000 words a week–even when editing and even when guests are over. *Finish current novel based on my 2010 WotF finalist story. *Finalize and submit MG novel.Continue reading “Next Year’s Goals”

I Have Work! (or, Spotlighting Differences Between Writers and Illustrators)

I have been commissioned to illustrate a story in an upcoming semi-pro anthology.  I won’t give any details at the moment, since I haven’t signed a contract yet, but I’m already through the concept art stage, have refined my line art, and any minute now should be starting on my shading. As I said, it’sContinue reading “I Have Work! (or, Spotlighting Differences Between Writers and Illustrators)”