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Novella News

All right, readers, just a heads-up. I’m revising “Antiquity” right now with the intention of submitting it somewhere this winter. (And holy cow, I missed a lot of typos!) Once I have it ready to send it out, I’ll be taking it down here at the site. My tentative date for that is November 15.

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Update on Novella(s)

I’ve really let the ordinary blog posting slip as I work on the current fantasy novella and the upcoming sci-fi one…but I wanted to let readers know that when “Curse of the Cur-Mage” is finished, I’m going to take down “Antiquity” and revise it with an eye towards submitting it somewhere. So, there’ll still be two novellas here to read, but if you’re still reading “Antiquity” be aware it’ll probably disappear mid-winter. (And, as always, thanks for reading!)

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Novella News

There’s now 2 chapter blocks up for “Curse of the Cur-Mage” – you can read through chapter 1-5 and then 6-10 as a set, but I’ll leave the stand-alone chapter 10 up until next weekend for anyone who’s keeping pace and just wants to read that one by itself. (On a related note, the upcoming novella is shaping up and, after having long billed myself as a sci-fi author, I can finally deliver something to prove it!)

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Friday Storytime

I’d like to recommend everyone skip on over to Enchanted Conversation and check out my friend Teresa’s story – Teresa’s part of the Minnow’s Literary Group and has taught me more about the mechanics of writing than I learned in basic composition back in college. (In all fairness to whoever taught English 101, I’m probably a slightly better student now, too.) I am routinely treated to her work in our critique group, but here’s a chance for the rest of you to check out Teresa’s writing.

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New Novella

Hail, good readers! So, today marks the start of my latest novella. Just click the ‘Novella’ tab above and then select “Curse of the Cur-Mage” to get started (or, choose “Antiquity” to read my first novella, don’t let me boss you around.) Thanks for reading!

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Patience (and it being a virtue)

I just checked a website for an anthology I submitted to about 3 months ago. I figured maybe all the notifications had gone out and I’d overlooked a rejection in my inbox and it was time to start resubmitting. Happily, I was mistaken. They had just posted that “anyone who hasn’t been contacted yet has made it to the next round of consideration.” That’s always good news, no matter how it goes from there!

UPDATE: So, I got my rejection notice today. No big deal. I’ve resubmitted the piece…as per my philosophy, I’ve sent it to a place that pays 5 cents a word. Fingers crossed!

 

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To Be Continued…

With May well underway, a lot of my favorite television shows have either wrapped up for the season, or are about to. I’ll admit it with a measure of fondness and frustration that I recall some of the best-and-yet-worst season cliff hangers…Captain Picard gone AWOL with the Borg, Agent Mulder trapped in a blazing boxcar of smallpox-stricken aliens, Malcolm Reynolds discovering that River Tam had the makings of a pilot (oh, wait, that was an actual ending, and now I’ve just made us all feel bad…). Continue reading

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Update!

Well, it’s not much of an update – just a note to let fans/newcomers know that I’m working hard at wrapping up Antiquity (newcomers, check out the “novella” tab!), and I wanted to apologize for the lack of new content here on the main page. I’ve been hard at work getting more short stories revised and submitted, and am putting together the beginnings of new novella once Antiquity is finished. Thanks for reading!

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Author Progress!

So, for anyone who hasn’t heard yet, I finally have a short story accepted for genuine, old-fashioned publication (in a real book!), and it should come out next December. More later, but I’m going to start sharing my running-tally in the hopes of staving off procrastination. So, I’ve got one story accepted, and four others out for consideration (and 3 on deck for revision, then submission). I’d go on and on about how excited I am, but this is technically a “quick press” post… so… stay tuned!

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Russell James book Giveaway!

You might have to sign up at Goodreads to enter to win, but that’s a good thing (Goodreads is a hoot). Click this link: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/19261-dark-inspiration and enter to win a copy of “Dark Inspiration” by Russell James!  (Or, you know, copy-and-paste that link — tech… tech… technology!)

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