With my desk generally looking like this, it shouldn’t be surprising to me that I sometimes procrastinate about getting anything done…but not to have posted since last June is a bit much.
To be honest, there were a lot of months there when I didn’t do much beyond my Ladies of Horror flash pieces. A lot of hectic things between then and now…including several out of state trips and the loss of my dearest Elf. But a lot of good stuff too. I got Pixie in my life.
She has been very helpful in getting me past Elf’s loss. But a bit distracting…
I haven’t been writing as much as I should this year–but I was revitalized by ArmadilloCon, and I’ve written three new short stories since then (in the last month, in other words.) Two of them have already been accepted. One of those is already in print.
One of the markets that I HAVE been submitting a lot of material to is Fiction4All, which has several imprints I’ve been accepted to. This UK publisher is filling the hole left by Horrified’s disappearance into the ether. Great people to work with, and fast payments, which is always nice.
Here are this year’s numbers to date:
So…the numbers aren’t anywhere near as massive as last year’s, but I think that the quality may generally be higher. I’ve been getting a lot of books in the mail as publications come out.
Still working on the fitness too…
Still trying to get back to the pace I was doing…did something to my foot in June and still painful to get more than 3k a day, so slowly adding miles–though the medals keep coming in
This is a chaotic update, but it’s been a moment. I am going to do my best not to let it be so long before the next one. But honestly…what can you expect from a desk that still looks like this…