Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.
|Posted by Rob Smales on April 7, 2012 at 6:15 AM||comments (0)|
Not a lot to report about March - those of you with attention deficit disorder will be able to get back to your shiny things in just minutes!
I've kept up with the Vamplit Friday Flash, though I'm not all that happy with my submissions for the month of March. I tried to make 5 flash stories that could both stand alone as individual stories and be strung together to form one larger story, much like I did with Harold's Holi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Rob Smales on March 2, 2012 at 11:00 PM||comments (0)|
Another month down and not that much to report, I think.
I'm still putting out a story a week on Vamplit Blog, and I've revised the math after seeing more of the Twitter lists involved. If you have no idea what that means, don't feel bad; I barely understand it and I'm the one who wrote it! Essentially, I've looked at the "Following" lists for the people and websites involved, and...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Rob Smales on February 1, 2012 at 6:35 AM||comments (0)|
And that was January.
Weird month. I worked on the novel I started for NaNoWriMo quite a bit, but I took a little time out to work on another project, one I was invited to work on, called Zombies Need Love Too. If you've been reading my Blog you've probably heard of it. I wrote a story I liked a lot, but it was a little long --6,500 words, when the requested cap for submissions was 5,000.
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|Posted by Rob Smales on December 26, 2011 at 5:00 PM||comments (0)|
It's the day after Christmas, and I awoke with good news. This morning I had an email waiting for me from Stan Swanson at Dark Moon Digest. I have been waiting to hear from some people about some stories I had out there in circulation, and Dark Moon would like to publish two of them. They are not sure where, in their Quarterly print edition, their monthly e-magazine, or one of their special projects that i...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Rob Smales on November 29, 2011 at 10:25 PM||comments (0)|
Well, National Novel Writing Month is over, and I completed the challenge - 50,000 words in less than 30 days. That's about 145 pages of the 1st draft of a novel. Which is what I get out of all this. The rough draft of a novel.
There's one problem: It looks like the rough draft is going to be closer to 300 pages by the time I'm done. That's fine, but it's going to mean a lot of editing. And still a lot more writing. That's f...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Rob Smales on November 1, 2011 at 7:10 AM||comments (0)|
Well, the Coffin Hop is over and done with. I had a lot of fun and met quite a few writers, a couple of which have joined the site.
Welcome, new Members, and thank you for your support!
Things are still happening as a result of the Coffin Hop, and I suspect they will be for a while now. One of the writers I met talked me into getting a Twitter account (thank you Renee Pawlish) so I'll...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Rob Smales on October 16, 2011 at 7:15 PM||comments (0)|
So earlier in the week I recieved word that The Zombie Feed Press doesn't need my story "Finders Keepers", but I'm not worried about that; it's a great story (One of my best! - who am I kidding, I love them all.) and I'm confident that it will find a home. But, it's still a rejection.
I had sad face.
Then I got a surprise email from Dark Moon Books. I had submitted a flash fiction ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Rob Smales on October 16, 2011 at 6:45 PM||comments (0)|
So I have had a story submitted with something called Zombie Feed Press for their Appalachian Undead Anthology; zombie stories set in Appalachia. I've been waiting for quite a while to hear back from them, and all it said on their website was that if you haven't gotten a rejection email from them yet then they are still considering the story. That sounded like a good sign, but I sent in a Status Query anyway.Read Full Post »
|Posted by Rob Smales on October 2, 2011 at 11:55 AM||comments (1)|
I recieved an email last night from LDS Publishing, and apparently they are considering my story, "Fishing Buddy", for inclusion in their 2012 Christmas Anthology. I believe I'll know by Tuesday!