Since February's basically over, it's time for another update on how my New Year's Resolution for 2023 to do more self-promotion is going! (I'll also provide some publishing updates + thoughts on reading in this post, too!) New Year's Resolution Accountability Check Q: Have you promoted yourself in some way every day this month? A: … Continue reading Reflections: Self-Promotion, Words, & Reviews from February 2023
Kickstarter Anthologies in 2022
Happy Kickstarter analysis day! This post contains my analysis of all the successful anthology Kickstarters that happened in 2022, and builds on some of the data gathering I talked about in my analyses of anthology campaigns in 2020 and 2021. What's in this post? My methodology Maps Charts Number crunching Thoughts Analysis Comparisons to 2020 … Continue reading Kickstarter Anthologies in 2022
2022 Annual Wrap-Up Post
Happy New Year, everyone! I've already shouted about my publication successes for 2022 in my 2022 Awards Eligibility Post, so in this post, I thought I'd share some statistics about my submissions, a brief writing retrospective, and some random trivia about my stories, published this year, and my goals for 2023. (If you're curious how … Continue reading 2022 Annual Wrap-Up Post
It's been a while since I've posted anything, so I thought I'd leave you some short reviews of 10 books I've read in the past month or so. 5/5 stars: Dear Sophie, Love Sophie: A Graphic Memoir in Diaries, Letters, and Lists by Sophie Lucido JohnsonI love letters, I love speculating about talking to Past … Continue reading Review Dump!
Review: The Saint of Witches
I recently picked up Avra Margariti's first poetry collection, The Saint of Witches, which was published in April 2022 by Weasel Press. Avra is a Greek creator of speculative poetry, and I've been a fan of her work for a couple years now. Avra's speculative poetry has been published rather widely and been nominated for … Continue reading Review: The Saint of Witches
My votes for Rhysling Award (2022)
I joined the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA) a few years ago because I wanted to learn more about speculative poetry and subscribe to Star*Line, a quarterly magazine SFPA publishes. One of the perks of being an SFPA member is voting in the Rhysling Awards for best short and long poems of the previous year! … Continue reading My votes for Rhysling Award (2022)
My Flights of Foundry Schedule for 2022!
Next weekend (8-10 April 2022), I'll be participating in programming for Flights of Foundry, which is an international, 100% virtual convention for fans of speculative fiction with programming around the clock! There will be awesome industry professionals all trying to to help members of the global writing community better themselves and their writing. You mustn't … Continue reading My Flights of Foundry Schedule for 2022!
Seems like a good time for a project update, so here we go! One of my unofficial projects during the COVID times has been trying to submit stories and/or poems to three different markets per day. Some days, I blow that goal out of the water, some days I don't touch it. It's a tedious … Continue reading Update: Projects!
Review of Single Author Anthologies Published Between 1 January and 15 July 2020
A couple weeks ago, I volunteered to do some research on average science fiction single-author anthology page counts and story quantities for an established writing colleague. It was a really interesting project, so I thought I'd share some of the challenges I encountered, my methodology, and key findings here. Getting started: Challenges & Initial Methodology … Continue reading Review of Single Author Anthologies Published Between 1 January and 15 July 2020
Publication: Star Wars Essay!
My first essay about Star Wars has been formally published and I am SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!! My essay, "Mara Jade, Frontier Woman: Agency in Star Wars and Influencing the Transmedia Franchise", was included in an awesome collection called Women's Space: Essays on Female Characters in the 21st Century Science Fiction Western that just came … Continue reading Publication: Star Wars Essay!