So, I’ve been negligent with regard to my blog lately! I’ve been feeling guilty about that, but I have been writing! It’s also been a busy time grading work and making sure my senior students have their ducks in a row for graduation (or at least doing as much as I can in the teacher role and trying not to feel too nervous about a few of them!). It’s also been a busy time for my family…more to come on that later.
My main writing focus in the midst of the chaos has been three stories for the upcoming FlashDogs Solstice Anthology (coming soon!). I won the opportunity to write for the anthology through participating in Three Line Thursday. I’ve been getting wonderful feedback from Brian S. Creek and my writer’s group, and I feel pretty good about two out of three of the stories I’ve been preparing, but that third one still needs some work.
I’ve also been editing and submitting a short story with elements of dark fantasy, “What We Bring Home.” I’m hoping I can find it a good home. Though I’m working on a novel with paranormal elements, I’ve only submitted one paranormal story for publication before (“Not Safe” in Black Petals issue 70), so it has been an adventure doing research and figuring out where to submit. I’ve been shooting high so far (Why not, right? What is there to lose?) and have been rejected from Clarke’s World, Nightmare, and Apex. I’ll let you know if I make some progress on this front!
I’ve also fallen behind on weekly prompts, but plan to get back in the habit!