Monday, June 21, 2010

A Post Everyone Should Read

No, not here. :D Over there, at Paperback Writer by Lynn Viehl. It's about fatigue among writers and she gives some great advice.

As I said over there, I'm a (recovering?) workaholic and stepping away from work now and then is absolutely necessary. That isn't to say I do it all the time *cough*or even most of it*cough*, but I need to remember this post when I start wearing down. :D

Friday, June 18, 2010

Good Stuff

The catching up is going pretty well. I'm still behind with crits and my fiction, but I'm making progress and that's enough to make me happy at the moment!

Unfortunately, there is some sad news. Lame Goat Press is no more. They were a small press, but I really thought they had potential, so it's sad to see it go. However, the lovely Chris Bartholomew, the publisher of Static Movement, has been awesome enough to pick up the Flash! Anthology as well as several others, and will be moving ahead with publishing them!

This is wonderful news for me, since my story "Innocent Until Proven," is in the Flash! Anthology. For which there is now cover art!! See? Isn't it pretty? (I'm so excited!)

Also, on a completely different note, MuseItUp (a wonderful Canadian e-publisher, and I say that not just because they've made the wise decisions to publish a few of my friends :) ) is putting together a free online writer's conference! How cool is that? I've already signed up and I'm really looking forward to it, although I don't think I can have A Sign in Blood ready for pitching by then. Oh, well. Anyway, I really need to get back to playing catch up! :D

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Run-by Posting

Been sick. Very busy. Deadlines to meet. Hi.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Writing Update

I got frustrated with Court of Scales and put it up for critique. Which is going very well. I've got tons of new things to think about for it, and the feedback has been mostly good with just enough of the not-so-good that I know what needs to be worked on. Which is the point, after all! :D

I've started editing A Sign in Blood. It feels really good to be working on it again. I wish I was doing a more comprehensive edit, actually, but I'm just adjusting the first three chapters and fixing some problems later in the story that I recently realized. Then up it, too, will go for critique and I'll edit from there. Maybe chapter by chapter, maybe not, depending on what catches my interested between now and then.

As always, lots of crits to do. Man, the stories so many people are missing out on! Somebody should publish this stuff! :D