Monday, February 22, 2010

The Sins of the Past Come Back ... in STYLE

Once again I find myself indebted to one Mr. Hughes. This time it's for passing on the info about the 31 Days of Halloween Anthology. (Still open too - click here for details).

As they're accepting reprints (!!) I fired off 3 past strong ones, only to have them come back faster than a Raphael Nadal overhand. Undaunted, I decided ... one more, and submitted "The Sins of the Past", last seen at Thrillers, Killers & Chillers.


And it made it in.

Cool.

Off to finish the first draft of my "Howl" entry, then an end to the shorts and back to the novel.

Thanks for reading.

Chris

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Feeling better all around.

It's a new week, and things are better.

Got rid of a nasty stomach virus. (Gonna be a little more sparing with making my characters puke for awhile, I think.)

Storywise, life's better too. Got some great words of support from my mentor on the novel, so my energy is renewed, and the keys are moving again.

Also helps that I got an acceptance in the Pill Hill Press 365 Days of Flash Antho! "Not a Dove" (last seen on Clarity of Night) is in! Muchos Thankos to Lee Hughes for passing the info along on that one. Still going to fire one more across the bow for the 31 days of Halloween after the first 2 fell short.

Locally, I may have secured a small freelance piece for a local arts mag, which'd be neat.

Also on radar - end of the month is the deadline for the Toronto Star Short Story Contest (which I won last year) details for interested fellow Ontarians here.

Possibly (possibly) putting something together to try out for the Howl Antho.

Finally, I'm not forgetting about the Normal Café, but it's probably a late Feb/March thing.

So - down with the Slog, and enough with the whinging.

Thanks for reading.

Chris

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

All Cower Before --- THE SLOG

Mired in rewrites.

The balance of work/fun is shifting.

I know the story can be better.

But I'm sooo lazy.

Must resist the temptation to procrastinate.

All I want to do now is write a bunch of flash,

And surround myself in the ecstacy of new work.

But I won't.

Sigh.

Back to the book.

Thanks for reading.