Friday, July 29, 2011

"It Was a Dark and Stormy Night" now available!

Pill Hill Press has released the anthology of horror clichés, "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night." My short story, "Zombies Don't Eat Blondes: Blondes on the Prowl" is in this one, so if you like to laugh, this is the one to get!

Kindle and Nook versions coming soon! I'll keep you posted.

Monday, July 25, 2011

August insanity awaits ...

Next month is going to be crazy. I only hope I can keep up with writing at least somewhat.

What with our tenth anniversary, the last month of summer in Alaska, Group Kick training weekend, and a dozen other things, I wonder if there will be anything left of me by September. At least it's all wonderful stuff. :)

On the writing front, I'm still waiting to hear back about (pauses to count) ... one ... two ... three ... four ... five different stories.

Two are contest entries, and I'll hear about one on August 31st, and one on September 15th.

One is a writing prompt contest that got extended for an indefinite period of time. I'm debating on whether I need to send an inquiry about that one since I sent mine in a month ago and there's no telling when the contest will end.

One story I'm expecting to hear back from any day.

The last one I have no idea when I might hear back about. I sent an inquiry to the status of that one and was informed the piece had not been received. They allowed me to resend it and said they would get back to me soon.

Writers do not twiddle their thumbs while waiting. Their fingers dance over the keyboard, creating wonderful new stories -

Or they get caught up in the latest video game to cross their path. Heeheehee.

As for my Write 1 Sub 1 goals, I am depressingly behind in the number of stories I should have finished and subbed, at least a month's worth. But I still consider this experiment extremely successful as I've done more this year than I ever imagined I possibly could.

Yes, I am suddenly adverb happy. I spend so much time writing adverbs out, I figured I deserve a moment to relax my guard.

I just finished a new story today. Will polish it up tomorrow and send it off.

I'm going to go now before I start to sound like a broken record.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I'm tired ... tired of playing the game ...

Mainly tired of exercise right now, hardy har har.

I'm teaching a lot of extra classes as a substitute for others, and practicing new routines. I'm finding it hard to concentrate when I sit down at home. I immediately start spacing out.

I've been dragging myself off the couch today just to try to accomplish things, like laundry. And putting together the push reel lawn mower. And trying it out on our monstrous lawn. (Tired out real quick, I'll tell you what.)

Searching for the motivation to write. I've got story ideas, so that's not my problem this time. I think the fact that it's summer in Alaska and I'm wiped out is making it real hard to focus.

In fact, I think my ability to focus has just run out again. Time for dinner.