Sorry for the scant posting this month! I have an important one all ready to go for before my first story comes out, but that due date has been pushed back to April 15. But check out this awesome cover art!
In the meantime, I’m psyched to have helped back Unstuck in Time, the unfinished Kurt Vonnegut documentary, full of footage taken while he was still alive. And psyched to be writing all kinds of awesome new things!
Time for an end-of-February update! Just a quick one, since my blog has been full of posts this week.
I have seven stories out under submission — all of them launched Jan 29 or later — and I think three of them are real winners. (Including my Viable Paradise Thursday story!) None of them are at fast markets, but I should hear about a few by the end of March.
I’m currently working on three pieces, all of which have me very excited:
- “The Distant Shore,” my VP submission piece, has gotten another deep discussion and rethink, and I have lots of ideas! This is aside for the moment as I focus on…
- A story I’m writing for a contest at Codex. I don’t want to give a title or anything too identifying, because it’s an anonymous contest and I don’t want any other Codexians to figure out which is mine! This is my first totally-new piece in months, and it’s full of imagery and tone that I’ve been wanting to use for a long time, so I’m very excited to get back to it.
- Just this afternoon I set aside “The Promise of Iron,” a major rewrite of the piece shortlisted for last year’s James White Award. It’s still a steampunk piece about Jews in 1850s Budapest, and now more awesome than ever. For a while it was my best story, and I think it’s regained that perch. I plan to send it to Hidden Youth in April.
And my first publication is due to appear in Fictionvale this month! Woo!