Recent Publication(s)

I didn’t realize how long it’s been since I updated, but in that time, I’ve had a few more recent publications, which I’d like to share:

“Ellen” — published in the Mused Literary Review’s Winter Solstice 2015 Issue.

“Pierced” — published in Intrinsick Magazine.

“Cloud Painting” — published in 1:1000.

Feel free to check them out, and if you happen to read them, drop by and leave me a comment on what you thought! I’d love to hear from you. 🙂

Also, I have a few more pieces forthcoming, so be on the lookout for those announcements as well!

NaNoWriMo End

My total word count for my first NaNo was 7,362. I know, I didn’t even crack the double digits. I’m disappointed too.

Now I could blame not making up those 43k words on the amazing new job I got, which, while I love it, has really cut down on my personal writing time. I could blame it on the holidays and how I was too busy with family to focus on my story.

But instead, I’m just going to live and let live. While I wish I could’ve written more, I did write 7,362 words that I didn’t have before November 1, and since I was cheating and working on a short story collection instead of a full novel, I have three more stories that I’ve written that hadn’t even been a thought in my head a month ago. I’m going to hold on to and be proud of that.

Now it’s time to turn this into a strict daily schedule. I’ll start right now.


NaNoWriMo Day 21

There’s no point in recapping the last several days because I didn’t write for any of them.

Here’s the good news:

  1. I got a job that I love and am very excited about.
  2. I wrote today.

Here’s the bad news:

  1. I only wrote 285 words.

However, I’m trying something different with this story. I’m writing in a tone that I’m not very familiar with and haven’t really written in before, so I’m not sure how it’ll pan out, but hopefully it’ll work out, and in any case, it’ll at least be an experience.

NaNoWriMo Day 14

No need to mention the other days because I, once again, did no writing. But yesterday I finally surpassed the daily word count of 1,667 by writing 1,826 words. I know it’s not the greatest accomplishment, since it took me half a month to get done what I should’ve been doing every day from the beginning, but I’m still proud of getting into 1k and happy that I have something new to work on. I’m going to write some more today since this post is a day late, and even if it’s not much, it’ll be something.

NaNoWriMo Days 5, 6, 7, and 8

I completely blew the last two days and didn’t do any writing. I broke the one rule of NaNo, and instead of writing, I edited. But the editing gave me another short story that I’m trying to shop around, so again, there’s some good with the bad. Today I got back into the writing, only doing 549 words, but I hope to write a little more later on.

Publication – 101 Words

Today I had a piece published on 101 Words which, as you may have figured out, is a journal of flash fiction stories all written in 101 words. You can read the piece here. Please let me know what you think, and also take the time to look around and read some of the other great stories posted!

NaNoWriMo Day 4

Only 362 words today. I had a lot of trouble concentrating and got kind of stuck with the scene I was working on. But instead of quitting writing for the day, as the Old Me would have done, I decided to work on a flash fiction piece that’s been giving me some trouble for the past couple weeks, and was able to finish and submit it. So I guess today could still be considered a good one. I’ll have to play so much catch-up on NaNo word count, though. That’s a daunting thought.

NaNoWriMo Day 3

Today’s word count came in at 1,324. Still didn’t quite make 1,667, but I’m much closer, so it’ll happen one of these days. Soon. I’m also happy with how easy the writing came to me today. It was my busiest day since the start of NaNo, and yet, it’s the day with my highest word count. I already have an idea of what the next scene will be, so I’m not too anxious about staring at a blank document when I get started tomorrow. I hope this good vibe lasts throughout the whole month.

NaNoWriMo Day 2

Today seemed a bit better. While I only did 813 words, the writing came out a bit easier than it did yesterday, which I was happy about. I’m also really enjoying what I’m working on, so I’m trying not to worry about making it work or not. Just getting the words on the page is the goal, and I know that a two-day track record isn’t saying much, but it’s an accomplishment for me. This brings my total to 1,683 words, so I’m pleased that I can finally say I surpassed the daily word count (even though it took me two days to get there). One of these days I’ll write 1,000 words all in one sitting, and that day will be soon.