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
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
My 2023 New Year’s Resolution
You are the *only* person who truly knows what *you* need to be happy, and you are your own best advocate.
2022 Awards Eligibility Post
Since my last forthcoming publication of 2022 is now out, it's time for my annual awards eligibility post! 2022 was very exciting for me on the writing and translation front. Several of my stories and original translations were published, and an anthology I co-edited for The Dread Machine was released, too! Please consider the following … Continue reading 2022 Awards Eligibility 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!
How to Evaluate Your Story Like an Editor!
Last week, I wrote a blog post for Quasar Editing as part of a series on what the editorial team at The Dread Machine looks for as we review submissions. I'm Acquiring Editor for The Dread Machine—aka, middle management. I talk about what I do when submissions come in, and about how I read and … Continue reading How to Evaluate Your Story Like an Editor!
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
Story: San Cibernético
"San Cibernético" was my first published short story. It first appeared in the anthology The Internet Is Where The Robots Live Now, which was published on 12 November 2018 by Paper Dog Books.
Taro was almost to the Deep Belowdecks, almost free of Section RR, almost safe, when the científicos found him. Three of them sprung from a grimy hallway and tried to pin him down with rough, red-gloved hands.
"Just come with us quietly, and you won't have to worry about a thing, cariño," one of them said, her voice lilting and friendly.
Con Notes: Write What You Know… What Do You Know? (Capclave 2019)
One of the things I've been meaning to do is share my notes from various cons I've attended, particularly notes about writing advice and recommended reading from panelists. My notes are a mix of direct quotes and paraphrasing of key ideas the panelists and/or audience discussed. This is not meant to be a verbatim transcription … Continue reading Con Notes: Write What You Know… What Do You Know? (Capclave 2019)
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!