The Year Turns

2nd January, 2010 - Comments Off on The Year Turns

I made 37 submissions in 2009. 29 of them in the final three months of the year, after returning, inspired and renewed from DragonCon in Atlanta. Of the 37 submission, 29 have been rejected. I wrote a lot of new flash fiction this past year, 7 of which were submitted, and most of the rest […] Read More


5th July, 2009 - Comments Off on Working

I’ve started my application for the Ohio Individual Excellence Award. I’ve got everything ready except for the personal statement and printing out four copies of the work I’m sending in. I need to write an anonymous narrative about my work, detailing my technique, motivation, purpose, subject matter, medium and direction in 3,333 characters or less […] Read More


29th June, 2009 - Comments Off on Submission

So, I did it. I wrote a short story in about a week, typed it up today and put it in an envelope, to be taken to the post office shortly and put in the mail to L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest. It’s a strange little thing, only about 2300 words, about […] Read More


25th June, 2009 - Comments Off on Progress

Finally got a start on the new story, three pages written so far, it seems to be parallel to my journey back into fiction at the moment. I think it needs to go with me for the next four days, so I can maybe get it typed up and submitted Monday. I’m back on legal […] Read More


16th June, 2009 - Comments Off on Onward

No more excuses. It’s go time. I will enter a short story contest this month and in July I will start applying for an Ohio Individual Excellance Award. I will be borrowing magazines from a friend to see if that is a market I wish to pursue. I have found eight story seeds that I […] Read More