Progress, I'm trying to make some...
Two weeks out from finalizing final draft of A Looking In View. It goes live in two weeks from today, May 16!
I'll be sharing some excerpts from it on Facebook. Do excerpts actually sell copies of books? Maybe. But probably not. At least it'll show people that I'm not a fraud, though, right?
My good friend, Lincoln Cole, and me will be appearing at the esteemed Wagnalls Memorial Library in Lithopolis, Ohio on Memorial Day from 11am-1pm. We will be selling and signing our books for the great folks of the town and neighboring counties.
It'll be my first signing and I'm more than thrilled for it to be held at the library in my hometown. It's mystical, magical, a beautiful structure, and it could be said that the library has played a significant role in me becoming a reader, and eventually, a writer.
Ideas have been peculating in my head for the next book. I will not share them because I'm superstitious, much like Hemingway was. And i need all the luck I can get.
That's it. Be good, take care.
September is my favorite month. It's the month we say goodbye to summer and hello to the best season of the year, Fall. My birthday also falls (get it?) in September. So does Stephen King's. It's today actually. He turns 70.
I've finished a short story called The Last One Out this week for an open call submission in the Fall. I've also completed another one called Never Tear Us Apart. I need to review both one final time before they'll be ready to submit. I hope they're good enough to sell to the magazines I have in mind.
Sometimes you have to write all the way through a story in order to get it all down. Then break out your pick-axe and chip away until the damn thing makes sense. Only me? So be it.
I've heard that Cemetery Dance Magazine will have open submissions this Autumn. Since learning this, I have started a short story called Never Tear Us Apart. It's just under 3,000 words right now and is in the early stages of creation, aka the first draft.
Lincoln Cole is trying is hand at publishing with Kindle Scout again. His first and only published work with them is Raven's Peak, a modern-action-horror and also the first of the Raven's Series. This time around, he's submitted another horror, The Everett Exorcism. There are only 10 days left to nominate it. Supporting him would mean a great deal to the both of us.