Well, let me rephrase that. I wrote1, edited2, revised2, outlined1, translated3, reviewed4, critiqued4, and miscellaneous-othered5 100010 words. I set my goal for 100,000 words way back in January, performed some long division, and set up a Beeminder Goal for 274 words a day. Halfway through the year, with Summer approaching, I felt all stressed out…

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Still going strong. The second month of my 100K year (the year in which I enlist the help of Beeminder to write at least a hundred thousand words) has yielded: a pro sale of one of my January stories; 8680 words of newly drafted, edited or revised short fiction; 1170 words of edited or outlined novel; two brand new…

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My short science fiction story Diamond Sharks is now available from Moozvine, in all current e-book formats as well as online. And the e-book versions come with the gorgeous cover art by Gil Rodrigo! Get it now, it’s free (except any amount you may feel inclined to give to support both Moozvine and this struggling…

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EDITED TO ADD (with a huge facepalm): Oh, and I won the SF Comet contest! Another year over A new one just begun It may be corny to the point of maudlinity* to quote this particular song by Mr Lennon, but I can’t help getting a bit reflective upon the new year. Big changes occurred in…

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This is something I’ve wanted to blog about for years. High time I got around to it. How do you know your story is ready to go out? Where do you find the publications that might buy it? What are all the things you need to think about before submitting? And many other details… The…

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Eleventh story sold! Got the wonderful news today that Daily Science Fiction, a professional webzine that sends speculative fiction stories to its subscribers every single day, is snatching up my story Mashup for publication. If you subscribe to DSF now, the story will drop into your Inbox somewhere over the coming months–and in the meantime, many…

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In which writing pays for reading… Another sale! Hard on the heels of Prisoner of War, which sold two days earlier, I got the wonderful, happy-dance-worthy news that Friendly Fire would be bought by the Machine of Death editors. The maiden, in this case, is Linda, and the death is predicted by the eponymous Machine of…

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Sold! Only six weeks ago, I mentioned the early retirement (after 8 rejections) of the awkwardly titled What happened while Don was watching the game, one of the silliest and least pretentious of my stories (and I’m counting Beans and marbles). Fellow Codexian Matt Rotundo commented on my post about the retirement, mentioning that it…

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AnthologyBuilder mastermind and editor Nancy Fulda informed me last night that Dumb Son was accepted for inclusion in the AnthologyBuilder database. Which means that as of last night, the complete collection of all my published stories is available for compilation into a collection. Details are on the Publications page on my site…

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