2013 is going to be a big, bookish year for me.
I know this, because I’m going to make it so.
I’ve started submitting my short stories again which, in and of itself, is a big deal. As of the 1st, I’ve submitted to four magazines and I’ve a nice little chart dictating submission guidelines and deadlines for five others I’m working towards (and that’s only for February).
The first draft of REAPER is a little more than halfway finished and I know the rest will come easily. It’s a fun MS that will require a TON of editing, but I’m looking forward to it.
I’m in the planning stages of reworking a novel idea that turned into a short story which was published in the anthology Unlocked. It’s been two years since I’ve even looked at it, but now that voice in the back of my head pesters be about it regularly. It’s ready to be a novel and I’m excited.
I wanted to rip apart/edit/destroy/rewrite a MS that was little more than monkey puke when I first wrote it in 2010. TAKE NOTE. NEVER ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever delete anything you write. Back it up somewhere for you to forget about then find again later. I lost Sacrificial Lamb Cake and exhausted all possible avenues of finding it again. It’s sad, but at the same time, I’m taking it as a sign. I still have the characters and plot in my head, and there they shall stay until it’s time to put it all down on paper again. With a title like that, there is little choice in the matter.
Last but not least, my writerly friend, Henry Lara, and I are going to assemble and publish an anthology of speculative fiction from the authors haunting our twitter feeds and writer hangouts in Boston and Minneapolis. We’ve decided to call it ASFIXIA. Cover design is under way, preliminary planning is full speed ahead, and we can’t WAIT to start accepting submissions. If you have any questions about it thus far, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.