Following the new regime on the old blog here of posting every two weeks (see “Write More, Blog Less), I’m back. The good news is that I’ve been really productive in the last couple of weeks and my fiction writing has moved forward on all fronts. This is exactly what I was hoping for in cutting back a bit on the blog.
So, here’s a quick scan of where I’m at with various writing projects.
TMWSE—This straight-up horror short is off to my Beta readers. What does that mean? First, it’s time to party (which I will be doing about 2 hours from now). Second, it’s a complete second draft. I usually wait for my Beta readers to weigh in, and then wrap up the 3rd draft and I’m ready to start submitting.
…Oh yeah, the title. The title, Man. This one is called “The Man with Storms in his Eyes.” I hope that title will stick. I enjoyed writing this piece and felt I really started nailing it about half way through. But we’ll have to see what the readers think.
HTDIKS—Just started writing this piece. It will be a short story set in the real world, thus veering dangerously toward literary fiction territory. But don’t worry, I won’t let it get too pedantic. I will let you know what happens.
AFTA—This horror novella is still with a couple of editors and I’m waiting to hear a response. No word yet.
Breakpoint—Status quo here. Still waiting to hear back from the magazine I sent it along to. I will query them shortly if that doesn’t change.
All for now. This post was short and sweet, I know. But I’ve got to get back to life and the writing. For more details on the works above, see my Works in Progress page.
See you next time,