A while back, I mentioned that Leading Edge Magazine wanted to put Diamond Sharks through what they call a ‘developmental editing process’. As editor Audrey Gonzales explained in her email, this meant their DE department would provide me with a list of editorial suggestions for the story, and encourage me to submit a rewrite based…

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This November I’ll be trying to write an entire novel* in a month. Along with about 100,000 other writers and would-be writers, I’m participating in the NaNoWriMo this year. The National Novel Writing Month is a world-wide event created to stimulate writers by giving them a reason to do something very unreasonable: focus on word…

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Somehow, I completely forgot to report on the latest from submissionland: Though I thought I’d wait for the Codex Halloween Contest result before sending out Toby’s trophies, I suddenly realized there was no reason to. It should be at Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine by now. I’m not entirely sure if it’s their cup of tea…

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When we came home in January to find serious damage to our new bathroom, we congratulated ourselves on our foresight in hiring our housekeeper legally. We’d hired her from a house care organization that shall remain nameless, whose hiring conditions included liability insurance against just this kind of thing. All we had to do, we…

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lj-mood: doggedly determined To balance out the two rejections I received today, I’ve submitted not two but three stories tonight. <Working title>, the Halloween story with the secret title*, is at my online writer’s group Codex, waiting to be judged by a jury of my peers. The good part is: for the Codex Halloween contest…

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