Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hello visitors and fellow Bloggers! The new year is upon us and New Year's Resolutions abound. I've been hard at work on my latest writing project and the progress seems to be going well so far!

I've also been having a bit of trouble with my desktop computer. It seems the motherboard is failing on me. I have the replacement parts waiting to be installed but I'm moving files to an external hard drive as I type this post. The ever-changing status report has me at 175 minutes before the transaction is complete but it jumps back and forth in an effort to torment me. As if to illustrate the point, I'm now looking at 209 minutes remaining.

Some of you may be pleased to hear that me newest project will be novel-length. I hope to spare some time here and there to ink out a short story or two if the mood strikes me, but my primary objective will be to have a draft finished by April. It seems a bit reaching, but we'll see how it goes. After all, famous books such as Twilight were written in less time, though I hope the fruit of my effort bears a taste far sweeter, if even at the cost of proliferation. In short, I would rather produce a literary masterpiece than a popular fanfare, if that makes sense.

Okay, okay, perhaps literary masterpiece is pushing it, but it does have a certain ring to it, doesn't it?

To compensate for my recent lack of posts, and as recompense for any such future lapses as I work on the task before me, I am prepared to offer The Boy in the Window for your reading pleasure. This is the short story that I wrote and submitted to the Bebo Author competition. I took it down from my blog to submit to a writing contest and to perhaps seek publication.

If I choose to place it on a site other than this blog, I will post a link instead. Let me know what you think. If you'd rather I just post it to the blog, let me know. If you think I should try publishing it on a site such as Triond or Helium, sound off! If you have a suggestion for a print publication, by all means, do tell.

I wish you all the best of new years, and may all your days be epic.

1 comment:

Jena Isle said...

Publish it at helium. You will still the copyright if it's helium. At Triond once you publish it with them, they own the copyright. At helium there are several titles that you could enter it to; Adventure, Sci-fi(?), you'll find many general titles that could accommodate' The Boy in the Window" . It won't be instant success at first but when your pool of articles increase, the rewards become greater too. Good luck. Here is the URL for the short stories.