Garage Sales

Garage sale season. Light poles littered with flyers and street signs feature varying levels of directional signs, a totem to DYI commerce and a beacon for murder. Premise for a story I'm working on. Looking to submit to Ravenswood International Publishing for their spring anthology. The theme is super-powers. Stumped at first, but then decided …

Back in the Habit Again (This post has nothing to do with Sister Act 2)

It's incredibly frustrating how hard it is to form good habits and how easily they disappear. These bags of ham are leftover from Easter lunch (I should mention that I am the only person in my house that eats ham. In fact, for the most part I'm the only person in my house that consumes meat on …

Morris Bird III

This will be a relatively short post, nothing more than a recommendation, really. If you get the chance, please read Don Robertson's "Morris Bird III" trilogy. I'm about to finish the third book, The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened, and I'm kind of bummed. I've grown fond of the character and I don't know that I …

Rejection

In his memoir/instructional book, On Writing,Stephen King discusses the importance of rejection letters. He explained that he hammered a huge nail into his wall, and every time he received a rejection letter, he slid it onto the nail. Eventually the nail filled up. I think he offered this anecdote to show that rejection is just part …

The Joy of Comics

Having listened to three different podcast interviews with Grant Morrison (Fatman on Batman and The Nerdist) and one with Brian Michael Bendis (The Nerdist), I find myself on a bit of a comics binge, thanks solely in part to libraries. I burrowed through the graphic novel stacks at my school's library, procuring copies of Planet Hulk, Kevin Smith's Green Arrow, …

Brevity & Kendrick Lamar

= I subscribe to Duotrope, a service providing listings of journal and literary magazines seeking submissions. This resource is crazy valuable, as it allows me to match the pieces I'm working on with the perfect, or near perfect, or just okay avenue for publishing. So far, I've submitted two stories...still waiting to hear back. Tonight …

Pizza My Heart

I put in a small, concerted effort this evening of about 380 words. Bit of a drop-off from last night's 1,000 word slog, but I take consolation that I go something down. I'm not quite sure where this story is going yet or what kind of story it should be. Centers around a pizza delivery …

It Begins

This is momentous (for me at least). I finally have a WordPress blog, and look at me ma, I've arrived. The sad thing is that instead of actually doing any kind of writing this evening, I've spent time tinkering around on this website. But, I think it will be worth it in the end. I'm …