Category: My Work

Effectively Wild – A Horror/Baseball Novella

Way back in August of last year, I was joking with my wife about writing a baseball monster story featuring a certain type of monster. I offered the title Effectively Wild as a haha-isn’t-that-funny and got the appropriate eyeroll. Well, friends, that slightly silly idea… Continue Reading “Effectively Wild – A Horror/Baseball Novella”

Submission Statement: May 2022

May is in the books, and here’s how I did.  May 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 5 Rejections: 7 No Response: 1 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 1 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0 Well, as you can see, I was not particularly productive in May on the shot… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: May 2022”

Weeks of Writing: 4/25/22 to 5/15/22

Well, I am more than a little behind here, so let’s catch up. Three weeks of writerly doings all at once. Words to Write By Today’s quote is from author James Lee Burke “Every rejection is an incremental payment on your dues that in… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 4/25/22 to 5/15/22”

Submission Statement: April 2022

Not gonna lie, April was a tough month. Read all the gory details below. 🙂 April 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 9 Rejections: 10 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 0 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0 Any month where the number of rejections eclipses the number of submissions is… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: April 2022”

Weeks of Writing: 4/11/22 to 4/24/22

Two more weeks of writing. Let’s dive in. Words to Write By Today’s quote is from author Allegra Goodman. “Know your literary tradition, savor it, steal from it, but when you sit down to write, forget about worshiping greatness and fetishizing masterpieces.”  —Allegra Goodman… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 4/11/22 to 4/24/22”

Weeks of Writing: 3/28/22 to 4/10/22

Another catch-up post, so here’s a few weeks of writing in one go. Words to Write By Today, I don’t have a quote, but more a comment about a type of quote I was unable to find. I searched for quite a while for… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 3/28/22 to 4/10/22”

Submission Statement: March 2022

March was a pretty good month in submission land. Here’s how it went down. March 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 11 Rejections: 9 Acceptances: 2 Publications: 2 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0 Like I said, pretty good month. Eleven submissions puts me at 27 (the 28th… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: March 2022”

A Week of Writing: 3/21/22 to 3/27/22

Another week of writing. Here’s how it went. Words to Write By Today’s quote comes from novelist Jodi Picoult. “You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.”‒ Jodi Picoult. This is a pretty straightforward quote, and I’m sure I’ve… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 3/21/22 to 3/27/22”

The Way I Write Part 6: Shorts, Flash, & Media Tie-In

This is the sixth post in a series titled The Way I Write. I’ve been looking at my writing style over the last twenty years largely used the Flesch-Kincaid readability scores to get an idea of what my work looks like in an admittedly… Continue Reading “The Way I Write Part 6: Shorts, Flash, & Media Tie-In”

A Week of Writing: 3/14/22 to 3/20/222

Another week of writing. Here’s how it went down. Words to Write By Today’s quote comes from novelist Zadie Smith. “It’s such a confidence trick, writing a novel. The main person you have to trick into confidence is yourself. This is hard to do… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 3/14/22 to 3/20/222”

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