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January Wrap-up

On February 5, 2014 in Reading, writing discussion, writing updates

I only read one book in Jan:

The Silver Locomotive Mystery, by Edward Marston. Historical mystery.

Thoughts: Okay. Not great, but not bad. Enjoyed the primary setting (1855 Wales), struggled a bit with the style. 2.5 out of 5

Jan stattage:

Subbed 1 brand-new short story.
Did an extensive rework of a trunk story (i counted that as my ‘write’ story for the month). I hope to get that back on the subbing train this month.
Made 1 sale.
Received 2 rejections (both for the brand-new story).
Have 6 stories out in the world.

Feb goals:

Read 2 books.
Finish edits on 2 more stories.
Write 1 brand new story.
Sub last month’s write story.
Have 9 stories out in the world (unless any sell — subtract accordingly).
Continue rewriting badgerpunk novel from 1st to 3rd (i’m really struggling to go back to this novel for some reason).

ETA: Seems comments aren’t working for this post. Sorry about that, and thanks for the likes!

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First sale of the year!

On January 13, 2014 in writing discussion

Machinations, a 2,200 word light SF tale, has sold to Bards & Sages Quarterly, to be published in the October 2014 issue. This will be my 5th tale in Bard & Sages. Nice that the first response of the year is a sale, too! 2 people like this post. Like Unlike


December Reads & some other stuff

On January 1, 2014 in writing discussion

in which i briefly discuss the books i read in December, as well as some other stuff. Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer. YA, SFF. Thoughts: Fun read. There were no two-dimensional characters (that i noticed anyway), even in the supporting staff. A few chuckles, too. 4 out of 5. Sitka, by Louis L’Amour. Western/Frontier. Thoughts: […]


November Reads

On December 1, 2013 in Reading

In which i briefly discuss the books i read in November. Finished Outlaw Breed, by Max Brand. Western. Thoughts: Typical Max Brand western, with the melodrama expected of the genre. 3 out of 5. Scourge, by Jeff Grubb. A Star Wars novel, set in the New Republic era. Thoughts: Read a bit like a transcript […]


Interview with a character: Jazz Heely

On November 13, 2013 in writing discussion

Today we have with us, live in studio, the lady who will be the recurring protagonist in most of Samuel Mae’s new short stories. Let’s get right into it, shall we? # Thanks, narrator. Jazz Heely, isn’t it? Yep. So, what’s, like, your deal? You mean, my job? Hey, I’m asking the questions. But yes, […]

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