Well, once again, I have to apologize for letting this site slip so much. I will try to get back on the ball.

I’m excited enough right now, I’ve finally remembered my own website to tell you, I published a short story (Cold Heart) in Nature Magazine:

I was also published a year or two ago in an Asian Steampunk game, but sadly, I couldn’t access my own work. It was a technical thing. But I had an AWESOME time writing it and if you come across zombies in Hong Kong in a steampunk setting, that’s mine. 😀

That said, I’m excited by this story’s success. I’ve consumed Shawn Coyne’s Storygrid over the last few years and I think it’s paying off. I can tell a difference. The publishers agreed, too.

I posted this on Facebook days before receiving my acceptance: “I was such a failure, I decided to quit writing. That made me depressed, so I grabbed a chapter to edit and that cheered me up.” Obviously, I’m a failure at quitting, too.

That’s a good thing.

Two days later, I posted this quote from Stephen King on Facebook: “If you wrote something for which someone sent you a check, if you cashed the check and it didn’t bounce, and if you then paid the light bill with the money, I consider you talented.”

Two HOURS later, I found my acceptance in my inbox. It’s enough to cover the electric bill, folks and I feel like I’m on my way.




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