Writing/Submitting Not Applicable in the end times Reading Not Applicable in the end times Podcast Not Applicable in the end times Watching Not Applicable in the end times Listening Not Applicable in the end times Random Thoughts Politics is about relationships. This shouldn’t be hard to understand, or remember, but it appears that it is. … Continue reading First Saturday Report: Something Different.
Writing/Submitting Finished my pass through The Poisoned Moon and have put that aside to cool off. Now I’ve picked up The Palace of Winds for a fresh revision. One of my friend Brian’s pieces of advice was to reinsert the larger framing narrative I had started off with and removed. The hope is that it’ll … Continue reading First Saturday Report: August 1st
Writing/Submitting Got an encouraging rejection letter on a collection of short fiction I submitted to a contest. I’m nearly finished with another round of revisions on The Poisoned Moon after getting comments back from some beta readers (thank you Amber and Delia). Another friend read and commented on The Palace of Winds to let me … Continue reading First Saturday Report: July 4, 2020
Writing/Submitting Doesn’t Matter. Reading Doesn’t Matter. Podcast Doesn’t Matter. Watching Doesn’t Matter. Listening Doesn’t Matter. Random Thoughts George Floyd I’m not going to try to explain racism to you. I want to talk to you about innocence. What did George Floyd want when he was ten years old? When George was ten, I was … Continue reading First Saturday Report: June. George Floyd
Writing/Submitting I’m in the process of writing the letters I promised to friends who asked. Part of my attempt to save the USPS by purchasing stamps. Sorry it’s taking me so long. Began working on revisions to The Poisoned Moon after getting comments back from my beta readers. Lots of work to do. Reading Haven’t … Continue reading First Saturday Report: May 2nd – The plague diary
Writing/Submitting Let’s see . . . I sent off a collection of short stories to a contest. Compared to previous winners, I don’t think I have a chance. I’ve got my latest project out to beta readers, and already got back some comments. It’s a good thing, I suppose, that the comments confirmed some suspicions … Continue reading First Saturday Report: April 4, 2020.
Writing/Submitting Despite a week sick in February, I managed another quick pass through The Poisoned Moon. This time, I cut the last two scenes, which felt too much like putting a tiny, cute bow on the whole thing. Time now, I suppose to send it out to some trusted readers and get some feedback, and … Continue reading First Saturday Report: March 7th
Writing/Submitting Started and finished the first full read-through of the novel I finished back in October (working title is The Poisoned Moon). As much as it’s possible, the first draft seems pretty solid. Still it needs a lot of work: stitching, shaping, shaving. The goal is to bring it in at about 80,000 words or … Continue reading First Saturday Report: February 2020
Writing & Submitting (The Business) Basically, I took December of 2019 off to remind myself how fucking grumpy I can be when I’m not writing. I also took some time to rejigger my online “presence” such as it is. Now, back to work. There’s some new cover letter components to write, a novel to revise … Continue reading First Saturday Report: January 2020
Writing & Submitting (The Business) It’s a bit of a fallow period right now for the writing and submitting. I’ve been journaling a lot lately, and I’ve been tinkering with some poetry. I’m working on a short story that I’ve started and stopped a few times over the last year or so. Giving a shot … Continue reading First Saturday Report: December