I'm parked here in rejuvenation station, waiting for the next train. I hope you are enjoying your holiday season. Here's where I've been this week.
I submitted my manuscript, a horrific experience that involved a big padded envelope sealed shut around several years of work nestled in my hopes and dreams. I can not share specifics, so please don't ask. The Soulkeepers has fully matured, and I've reached the point where I've accepted it for what it is. While I hope it sells, it's time to start something new. I've been using this holiday season to decide what to write next. I have no shortage of ideas, but I do have an understanding of how a novel swallows you whole, the mood infusing itself into your cells for as long as it takes to write it. I will choose carefully.
This morning, I was notified that Everyday Fiction will publish my Sci-fi flash fiction, the date of publication to be determined. The news has renewed my interest in submitting additional flash. The benefit of flash fiction is that you can connect with a reader within a tiny world of thought, in 1,000 words or less and this becomes a test kitchen for potential novel worthy ideas. What it also means, is that you won't see as much of my flash published here, because I will be submitting to the market first. Although, I do plan to workshop some ideas here.
As for this week, I will remain parked, staring up at the stars until steam powered inspiration rolls in. I hope you get your share when the whistle blows too!
- ► 2013 (34)
- ► 2012 (47)
- ► 2011 (103)
- ► 2010 (11)