Thursday, January 28, 2010

Keepin' on keepin' on

Been doing some more writing the past couple of days. Hadn't in a while and started getting that uncomfortable anxiety I get when I haven't written in a bit. So I shaped up an intro to the next story arc for The Dark InSpectre, and wrote out what will become episodes 4 and 5. It was originally episode 4, but went long enough to split in two.

I also corresponded with the guy who sent out a promo for the first series to his whole horror email list (you can see his banner ad at the bottom right of this page). He'll do it again for the next story arc, which has me psyched. That'll be a good promotion. More later!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Something Wicked stirs!

Much to my surprise, I got an email that a message had been posted to the web forum for Something Wicked magazine, which has been dormant for, well, a long time. The message was in response to a couple of people who asked if the magazine had received their submissions from back in April and August '09.

The reply indicated that not only had they been received (with one exception), but they were being actively reviewed -- and one had even been short-listed.

My story was sent in April '09, so I think it might be reasonable to hope that it will be reviewed in the coming weeks, and I might even get a response! This is huge, I've been waiting for a long time on this one. So now my frame of mind goes from depressed waiting to nervous, anxiety ridden waiting. Yay!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Another milestone, of sorts

A day or so ago my paranormal crime series, The Dark InSpectre, passed the 1,000 pageview mark. Now let me make something perfectly clear. I have no idea what that really means. For all I know that means that a single person clicked on the home page 1,000 times. Okay, two people since I can't be personally responsible for all the clicks (honestly, it's not all me, I swear).

Nevertheless, it seems kind of cool to me. And it's a big, round number. So I'm going to be happy about it. Yay me!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Guest Spot

Hey y'all,

I've got a guest blogging spot over at Long and Short Reviews. Check it out here, I think you'll find it interesting.

Episode 13 now up

Episode 13 of The Dark InSpectre is now online. Only 3 episodes left in the current story arc!

Here's an excerpt:

This was dangerous. Either I was about to exonerate myself or Laszlo was about to deliberately incriminate me. I waited while an impartial tel came in to verify the reading and serve as a backup. A recording device was also brought in to keep a record of the conversation.

I indicated I was ready to begin and as I lowered my outer shields, I felt the slight tickle of the two telepaths extending a tendril of thought into my consciousness.

Friday, January 15, 2010

A little low this week

Been feeling a little glum about my writing this week. I think it's mainly because I have a bunch of stories that have been out in the void for quite a while without hearing anything. It's the old waiting game. I know as soon as I get working on the next episode of the new story arc for The Dark InSpectre I'll feel better.

I also have a guest blog spot going up on Monday at this web site:

And of course, Monday I'll be posting the next episode of The Dark InSpectre.

So snap out of it self!

Friday, January 8, 2010

More Good News vs. Bad News

Good News: Something Wicked Magazine posted a New Year's message on their web site apologizing for the awful lack of submission responses during 2009, promising positive changes in the new year

Bad News: I still haven't gotten a response to the story I sent them in mid April '09.

Good News: The total pageview count for The Dark InSpectre, my supernatural crime series, is poised to break the 1,000 mark.

Bad News: I have no idea what that means.

Good News: I got some good writing done for the next story arc of the Dark InSpectre, and got more of the plot figured out in my head.

Bad News: It seems from her blog that the editor who stated her intention to get working on the Wolfsongs II anthology (for which I've had a story on hold well over a year), is once again putting the project on the back burner.

Bad News: My older boy has pre-middle school application testing tomorrow morning from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm way the hell out on Coney Island, which I will be accompanying him to.

Good News: I should be able write for a few solid hours, IF I'm able to wake up.

The score: Good news 4, Bad news 4. We're all tied up, I could go either way.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Episode 12 is now up

Episode 12 of The Dark InSpectre is now online. Only 4 left in the current story arc. Don't miss the exciting last few episodes!

Here's an excerpt:
There was only one way to deal with the questions that buzzed in my head, as well as my still-throbbing hand. I pulled the bottle of bourbon out of my drawer and drank. At some point I put my head down on my desk and let sleep wash away my troubles.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Guest Blog Post

Just did a guest blog posting over at Abandoned Towers Magazine. Check it out: