James Ward Kirk is not only an excellent editor, but a really fast publisher! Thanks to him, my stories En Masse, and Senhpi ez hrl Dmajld (winner of an editor’s choice award–thanks again, Mr. Kirk), are now available to read in his respected anthologies. Be sure to check it out.
In other great news, my story Transient Number Five just sold to Bete Noire Magazine. It is scheduled to be published in July, 2014.
My story Ornery Bear can now be “heard” at Bizzarocast. Be sure to check it out.
Keep an eye on some of my stories getting published over the next few months:
Dinner with Sasquatch, The Dead of Night, Ornery Bear, and Nothing but a Little Magic
Almost a year later and I have finished writing my first novel! Final edits, and then I go agent shopping. It’s a great feeling, and I’m excited to start my next novel, but even better than that, I’m going to write several more short stories! Yahoo!
Even though the almighty Bruce Lee might consider my excuse of being a “sucky blogger” as a simple cop-out, still, I make no apologies. And here’s why: Two kids, a full-time job as a special education teacher, and my companion of fifteen years–my wife–whom I still adore spending time with. Add on top of that my ONE hobby (the sacrifice one makes to be a family man) which is writing, and there is simply no time left in the day. So there you go. That is why I suck at blogging.
“The stillness in stillness is not the real stillness; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm manifest.”
And my story, is that once I realized how much of a colossal waste of time video games were for me, I began to write. I wrote my first story, Gravity 101, in December of 2010, taking the advice I read from George Martin’s website: begin with writing short stories. The story was published three months later, despite its overwhelmingly grammatical clumsiness. That being said, it’s still one of my favorite stories. It still gives me the chills.
I’ve written 60 stories since, over half of which have been accepted at various publishers. And I have begun my first novel.
I engage in this hobby/passion each day, before the sun rises. I’m usually done by 7:00, and then I’m in my other passion; loving my beautiful wife, and my out-of-this-world children.
My recent success: one of my stories received an “Honorable Mention” at L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest!