NaNoWriMo 2009

I’m doing NaNoWriMo again this year, and I hope to do better this year than I did last year. Last year, I cranked out a little over 9,000 words. I’m setting my personal goal at 10,000 words for this year. I’m two days in and have a little under 4,000 words in the bank. If ...

Published for the First Time

It’s with great pleasure that I’m announcing my first publication. So you don’t have to wait, here is the link: WHISPERING THROUGH THE VEIL on Static Movement. I’m so very happy right now. I finally get to see my name up in “bright lights” and I can’t wait to see what happens next with my ...

Acceptance Email

I just received an acceptance email for publication of WHISPERING THROUGH THE VEIL from Static Movement. This is the first for me. I feel fortunate that it only took four rejection letters to get my first acceptance. Static Movement (located at http://www.staticmovement.com/) is a web-based e-zine which publishes work from a variety of genres, including ...

New Freebies Section

I’ve added a new section to my site (see the menu bar across the top) entitled Freebies. It’s where I’ll drop some flash fiction, notes about stories/novels, character ideas and the like. It’s for things that will never be published directly, but may still be of interest to the public.

Christopher Nolan — An Inspiration

Christopher Nolan was an Irish writer with exceptional talent, and a great desire to write. His drive to put words down on paper overcame the facts of his birth. He was born without the ability to move anything other than his eyes, and later advances in medicine granted him the ability to move his neck. ...

No Short Results

A few months ago, I showed my shorts to Writer’s Digest to no avail. I was not contacted by the 13th of February which means I was not a finalist. I’m not horribly disappointed or distraught by this turn of events. It was my first entry, and I feel I may have been aiming a ...

Twitter

I’m now tweeting with high levels of irregularity on Twitter. Feel free to follow me if you like. I promise nothing awe-inspiring or even worth your time. Rather, you’ll find random tweets from me regarding what I’m working on or thinking about working on.

Presidency

No, this is not a political post. I’ll never do that in this forum. Henry Snider, the long-time President of the Colorado Springs Fiction Writer’s Group has stepped down from his post. The announcement was made a year ago that this would happen, and I volunteered to attempt to fill his sizable shoes. Hank is ...

NaNoWriMo 2008 – Results

I fell drastically short of the magic number this year. Of course, the magic number was 50,000 words, and I came up with a “mere” 9,172, but I’m quite proud of that paltry number. It’s not 9,172 words of cranked out verbiage just for the sake of getting ink on paper. It’s top-notch (and even ...

I Showed My Shorts to Writer’s Digest!

I took the plunge, and entered my first writing contest this afternoon. I entered the annual short fiction contest hosted by Writer’s Digest. This was the second-most nerve wracking action in my writing experience. What could be more world shaking than entering the first contest? Well… The first time I submitted a piece of my ...