As early as 1973, female hotshots were fighting fires in Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. I went down a research rabbit hole last weekend! I was participating in the NYCMidnight Short Story Contest and was assigned the genre Historical Fiction, and my character had to be a crewman. I didn't feel like writing about a ship's crew, … Continue reading Research Rabbit Hole: Female Hotshot Firefighters in 1973
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!
Kickstarter Anthologies in 2021
Welcome to my analysis of Kickstarter anthology campaigns in 2021! This is my second year doing a post-mortem of anthology Kickstarters, which means I have twice the data to play with! If you missed my 2020 analysis, you can read it here! What you can expect from this post: My methodology.Maps.Charts.More charts.Number crunching.Thoughts, and analysis.2020 … Continue reading Kickstarter Anthologies in 2021
2021 Annual Wrap-Up Post
As you can see, I'm a bit behind on my annual wrap-up stuff. Better late than never! 2021 was another busy year for me! I started taking on more editing clients via Quasar Editing, which helped me reaffirm my love of helping speculative fiction authors with developmental edits. I'm way more passionate about analyzing stories … Continue reading 2021 Annual Wrap-Up Post
Publication: Poetry – “Shifting Sands”
Another of the poems I sold to Quatrain.Fish is out today! This one is dubbed "the shifting sands poem", and you can read it here! Don't forget, Quatrain.Fish closes permanently to submissions in less than two months! If you've got any poems that are four lines or less, send them in today!
Publication – Poetry: “Snailshell House”
News #1: Quatrain.Fish picked up four more of my poems yesterday! News #2: One of those poems, which I call "Snailshell House", came out today! You can read it here!
In my last post, I mentioned my growing poetry collection. Before the pandemic set in, I was regularly going to the bookstore, browsing the poetry section, and buying a bunch of poetry books at once. I picked books based on whether the poems I read while I was standing in the store struck a chord … Continue reading Poetry Collection
It's been a while since I've posted anything, so I decided to post about some of the projects I've been working on lately. Hopefully you're all faring well and staying safe in these pandemic times! I got pretty stir crazy the first few days after the stay-at-home order, but I gave myself a semblance of … Continue reading Update: Projects!
NaNoWriMo Prep + Review: Zen in the Art of Writing
To prep for National November Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this year, I've decided to reread the books and stories that make me feel compelled to write. We'll see how many I get through before the end of November, but the first book on my list was Ray Bradbury's Zen in the Art of Writing. Zen in … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Prep + Review: Zen in the Art of Writing
Forthcoming story + background!
My first short story, "San Cibernético", will be appearing alongside 19 other stories in the anthology The Internet Is Where the Robots Live Now, which is already available for preorder from Paper Dog Books! "San Cibernético" is about an orphan on a worldship who discovers a mummified cyborg while hiding from scientists in the Deep … Continue reading Forthcoming story + background!