The Eagle Has Landed: My first published story sees the light of day

After proudly telling the world (which is, literally, tens of people) I’d finally gotten not one, but two stories accepted for publication last month, next I did the only thing I could—I waited. And waited. I realized that I had no idea when either magazine/journal would actually come out, and started to feel a little uncomfortableContinue reading “The Eagle Has Landed: My first published story sees the light of day”

What Has Two Thumbs and Just Got a Short Story Published?

I had to read the email three times to make sure I wasn’t seeing things, but yes indeed, one of my short stories is being published! My sci-fi flash fiction piece Tale of the Revolution is going to appear in the upcoming issue of Nebula Rift magazine, Volume 2  Number 4, put out by eFictionContinue reading “What Has Two Thumbs and Just Got a Short Story Published?”

On Constructive Criticism, Beta Readers, and Being An Accidental Fraud

Constructive Criticism Last week I found a great new (to me) website called Lit Reactor. You may have already heard of it, but if you haven’t, it’s a tremendous resource for writers looking to better their craft (and aren’t we all?). The site is a spinoff of sorts from The Cult, official website of authorContinue reading “On Constructive Criticism, Beta Readers, and Being An Accidental Fraud”

Publication and Promotion

Here we go again…the topic of publication and self-publication. I started the blog so sure I was going to self-publish, it’s not even funny. Then I reconsidered. Then I reconsidered again. And again. Now I’m just as undecided as I ever was. It’s not the “stigma” some people put on self-publication that bothers me. IContinue reading “Publication and Promotion”