The Republicans That Ran Away To Join The Circus

Edited two shorts this morning before the babes woke. Kids only have two days of school today so I’m not getting much done and little time. 10 pages for each one. One I will publish for this month. That’s my new thing. To publish a short story a month. You know. Taking risks. Branching out.Continue reading “The Republicans That Ran Away To Join The Circus”

To see the truth, to see it well (dream operator)

sub: 6 rejects: 5 Wrote a new sci-fi story this week at 4,783 words so far. Should finish the draft tomorrow. Wandered around it. Had no idea where it was going. (I never outline, everything’s in my head, but just ideas, even with novels) Did it have a right or a left political slant? SeemsContinue reading “To see the truth, to see it well (dream operator)”

I’m not a writing guru but…

subs: 2 reject: o Damn, wish I had more rejections. Revised The Creative down to 5,943 words. Feels solid. The core, the meaning, of the story finally screamed out to me. In a few weeks I’ll give it a final run through and see if I still feel the same. Tomorrow I’ll start a newContinue reading “I’m not a writing guru but…”

2 things that bite my balls (one for each)

This week I was only able to sub 5 stories and received 2 rejections. Was hoping for more rejections this week so I could turn more stories around. Though, an acceptance would have been nicer. Markets are still slim. Wish there were more crime markets that paid well. The sci-fi/ya short I have been workingContinue reading “2 things that bite my balls (one for each)”

But we’re not those kinds of people are we?

Finished those two short story revisions and started submitting them today. The YA market is a bit edgy and controversial so I’m hoping the story will fit well there. Of course the mystery crime markets are so fucking slim for the second story. I just subbed it to Hitchcock. Acceptance there is as slim asContinue reading “But we’re not those kinds of people are we?”

Even years from now they may mesh

More work on third chunk of Kharma part 12. Ideas/threads to carry over into future stories pop up in my head as I edit along. I write them down in my little book for later. Bits for the next story or even the third or tenth story down. Can’t stress enough to a new writersContinue reading “Even years from now they may mesh”

people have more business than they need than to be annoyed by a bunch of weirdos

Started the 3rd block of Kharma part 12, pages 80 – 120 today. Should be done with it on Friday. Don’t plan on doing any writing on Thurs. Have to see my son get an award at school and then take my wife to work. Finished the second draft of the short story over theContinue reading “people have more business than they need than to be annoyed by a bunch of weirdos”

I only need to be burned once to learn a lesson

Started working on pages 40-80 of Kharma part 12 (for sake of not calling it ‘a short story that turned into novel’). Still going well. Decided to hold off on other short story revisions until next week so I can catch up on do other things. Friday I have a lot of family related stuffContinue reading “I only need to be burned once to learn a lesson”

They have people to answer to and I don’t

Another draft on that requested rewrite. Feels pretty good. Think just one more go through for typos and I should have it ready for resubmission and I can focus on something else. Have two other stories, longer ones I want to polish up. Two culturally challenging ones: police shooting and child pornography/how mothers train pre-adolescentContinue reading “They have people to answer to and I don’t”