NaNoWriMo has Begun

I’m thrilled that it’s November and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has begun. It’s a few days in and I’ve written over 5ooo new words of a new novel. So, what is NaNoWriMo? The goal is to write 50, 000 words of a new novel in 30 days. Over the past 12 years I’ve participated […]

Another Submission

So, after licking my wounds for a few days (barely, but sort of) I’ve sent another piece of flash fiction off to the editors of the literary journal I dream of having a piece published in. I’m sticking to my plan. If this one gets rejected, I’ll send them another. If this gets accepted, likewise, […]

Another Rejection

I got another rejection in the mail today. I know, it’s part of the business. I know, rejections mean I’m putting myself and my work out there. I know, you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take–Thanks, Eva Shaw for putting that Wayne Gretzky quote into my head. And, I’m not upset or even […]

Lists

I facilitate a grant funded class at the Gibson Library in Henderson, NV, called Fiction Writing through Prompts. They added the word “Writing.” We spend a bit of time learning about a literary device–today’s device was diacope–and then we spend 20 minutes writing to a prompt from Kitely’s excellent book, The 3 AM Epiphany. Today’s […]