Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Busy Time

It was a wicked busy 36 hours from Sunday night to this morning. Did all of the following writing stuff:

--Finished a new, 5000-word story and submitted to a top market.

--They declined to publish it, but rejected with a personal note, saying it was "well-written." So off to the next market, Weird Tales, since I'm in a current anthology (Fungi) with two of their alums, Ray Bradbury and H.P. Lovecraft. Wish me luck!

--The pump fully primed, started work on another story that was just a title and a few bad lines. Put down 1000 words on a good one. This is #3 of a big project, a specialized collection of stories based on paintings by Edward Hopper. The first two have been published, Nighthawks and Bootleggers (currently in the latest Short-Story.Me! anthology).

--Got an invitation to my first author event! Pro writer David Daniel has proposed a few of us in Fungi gather at A Novel Cafe in Tewksbury for a talk and signing. Would love to have a nice crowd for this one. Will let you know details as they develop.

--Realized that my flash story "Heartsounds" on the Every Day Fiction site would make a great audio that I can record and post there. This is one of the top ten stories on the site, and might get more readers with an audio.

--There are online book sites, where readers post their reads and reviews. I don't know which one to join, though: Goodreads, Library Thing, Shelfari, Anobii, etc. Help!

--Another blog entry and more research and emails to and from my publisher.


  1. FWIW, I'm on GoodReads and LibraryThing.

    The former seems to be the more popular of the two. And, I believe there are book giveaways and other promotions you can do through GoodReads, should you choose to do them.

    I post book reviews at both sites as often as I can.

  2. Debbi, thanks. Guess I'll have to take the plunge and sign up for something else that takes up writing time. But I love books so much, I want people to read the good ones I've found.