Gettin on with the Get On…

Edits have been underway as of this week for the short stories I completed as part of the Clarion West Write-A-Thon. I’m excited to be turning out my batch of awesome little story nuggets! Already considering where I would like to market them for potential publication. I am batting around the idea of continuing to write, as I have the time, an average of one flash/short story per week. When I can accomplish about 15-20 stories, I’ll have enough for a book publication. That would rule!

I was sad to miss the Portland Zine Symposium this year, but it just wasn’t practical for me. I am planning on attending this local author event happening Friday of this week. I hope you can join me, it’ll be a lot of quality folk…

 

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Amazine Day Photos

I tabled at AmaZine Day at the new Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, a couple weekends ago. It is a new event that they will be hosting about 3 times per year, to supplement the enthusiasm for the Portland Zine Symposium.

My table included some back issues of my chapbook and of the Irradiated Poets anthology, as well as advertising for some Clarion Write A Thon sponsorship. Did a little networking, made some sales, and met some very cool people.

Do you like my clever signage? It drew out the conversation in people, which was my whole point 😉

I got a tip off while I was there from one of the other writers, that there may be some intetrest in a poetry- zine crossover project. I will post if I get to learn more…

Write-A-Thon Week One

OK, so I was a little distracted by events in the past week or so… Pedalpalooza here in “Sunny” Portland, Oregon… busy season at work… Pride Weekend… but I did sit down and bang out most of story number one. It is called “Shadows Will Fall.” A fun fantasy/psychological thriller or disturbing horror piece that is shaping up nicely.

… But, it may not be flash! That is, it may want to turn into a full blown short story. Eek!

Stay tuned for more exciting updates… And if you haven’t already, please help spread the word on this ongoing project series.

Write-A-Thon Week One

OK, so I was a little distracted by events in the past week or so… Pedalpalooza here in “Sunny” Portland, Oregon… busy season at work… Pride Weekend… but I did sit down and bang out most of story number one. It is called “Shadows Will Fall.” A fun fantasy/psychological thriller or disturbing horror piece that is shaping up nicely. It’s inspired, in part, by the real-life struggles of someone near & dear to me… although I think he’ll be more than happy he doesn’t have the kind of life challenge that THIS protagonist winds up having!

… But, it may not be flash! That is, it may want to turn into a full blown short story. Eek!

Stay tuned for more exciting updates… And if you haven’t already, please help spread the word on this ongoing project series.