November? How did that happen?

Well it’s been several months since I’ve made any updates to the site. It’s been weird and busy.

I landed two technical writing jobs in August that have 1) consumed an immense amount of time, and 2) sucked the life right out of my creative writing. Luckily, both of those things seem to be waning nowadays. I’ve got a couple of very cool creative writing projects on track.

The first is “Scars, Free” or “Free, Scars,” I haven’t decided which. Regardless, it’s a dystopian thing that I sincerely hope will land a place at Apparition Literature in their “Resistance” themed edition. Readings open in four days, so we’ll see.

The second project is a return to the Absurd Adventures of Ash and Strom. The five part series at Evening Theatre seemed to go over very well. The new episode is a standalone, holiday-themed affair. I’d nearly completed it last December but didn’t have the confidence or really the timing to send it in. I think it’ll be a doozy.

I had to skip NaNoWriMo2018, which was a bit frustrating. Work commitments were just too much for this year. That was a major annual goal for me, but I guess that’s the way it goes.

If my math is roughly correct, I’ve had 17 publications of some sort this year. Several have been Drabble, several have been Flash, two 2nd Places in the Blank Page Challenge, plus the Ash and Strom short story series. Pretty darn happy with that for my first year of casually serious writing.

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June / July summary

Well June and July have been very busy! Let’s see if I can recap…

Strom and Ash have been adventuring!

  • The Great Cherry Battle” was put up by The Evening Theatre on June 12th. This is part 3 in the series.
  • The Megalodonis slated for July IS OUT! It is part 4 in the series, so make sure you’re caught up on parts 1, 2, 3.
  • Part 5 will be the series conclusion and will be out this summer.

I was awarded 2nd place by the Judges and 2nd place by readers at Blank Page Challenge for my steampunk flash fiction story entitled “Agent and Smuggler.” Special thanks to Steampunk Journal for posting it as well. I enjoy this genre and may continue to write more stories with Annie and Michael.

I’ve been contributing almost daily to #vss365 on Twitter. It’s a lot of fun and sometimes the only creative writing I get to do in a day. I actually got stumped by a few of the prompts but most of them have been really fun. I’m always amazed by the breadth of interpretation and imagination of the authors on Twitter.

I’ve written a couple of Drabble to be submitted this month for consideration.

I’m writing a flash fiction piece for an upcoming contest.

I’m looking forward to a productive second half of the summer!

 

Random TwitLit from #vss365

A recent TwitLit that I enjoyed writing. It gave me good memories to consider of important times in my life.

I’m posting it here so any readers can do the same. Don’t be afraid to review Robert Frost’s poem first!

June 21, 2018 – Twitter:

I passingly about myself had I trod Frost’s other roads – the ones less traveled or the common. At each I took my life changed, but I’ll never know if for better, worse or very nearly the same. Yet gazing back I sigh at divergences that made all the difference.