Category: Writing


2014 Writing Goals

Happy New Year!

Someone once taught me that it’s important to set goals when it comes to writing. But not just any goals. Goals that you can measure, and more importantly, goals that you have control over. With writing, that means not goals like “I’m going to get accepted at XYZ,” or “I’m going to publish a best-seller.”

So, my goals for 2014 were simple. More of everything. Everything that I could control at least. That meant more new stories written, and more submissions.

Here’s how I did:

 

2012

New stories written: 5

Submissions: 3 (1 acceptance)

 

2013

New stories written: 4

Submissions: 19 (1 acceptance)

 

2014

New stories written: 13

Submissions: 50 (1 acceptance, 9 pending)

 

So, as you can see, I blew my previous numbers away! Admittedly, the bar was not very high, but that’s why 2015 is going to be so exciting–because I’m going to do it again. More new stories, more submissions. That means at least 14 new stories, and at least 51 stories submitted to market. As a bonus, I’m also setting a goal of having a novel idea fleshed out and outlined. Not written, I’m not in a hurry to write novels, I still have short stories to master, but it won’t hurt to get a start.

I’d better get writing!

Story Night!

SlamPrintAd-ScreenResIf you live in upper New England, and you like listening to stories, check this out.

On November 2nd, I’ll be joining 19 other writers at LaBelle Winery in Amherst, NH for a night of reading stories by a bonfire, drinking wine (or cider), and eating s’mores. There’s an amazing list of authors and it should be a blast listening to 20 awesome stories!

I’ll be reading “Alone,” a short that I’ve written recently,  It’s a sci-fi character piece about a boy born alone on a world of twins. I’m really proud of this piece, hopefully I’ll do it justice.

So, come hang out if you’re in the area, and say hi! I’d love to meet you.

LaBelle Winery Bonfire Story Slam

My story, “Schrodinger’s Message” is featured today at Daily Science Fiction. Have a look!

Schrodinger’s Message

This one was written in response to a prompt. I was given the title, and the rest grew from there.

And it’s up!

For those of you who may have missed it last week, my story is featured today on Daily Science Fiction’s website.

Have You Seen My Girl?

Enjoy

Story incoming

If you’re a subscriber to Daily Science Fiction (and why wouldn’t you be? An awesome free story in your inbox every day) then you’ll be getting my flash “Have You Seen My Girl?” in your inbox on the 23rd. I hope you enjoy it and I’d love to hear what you think.

If you’re not a subscriber, the story will be on Daily Science Fiction‘s website on January 30.

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