I have news!
It’s been a busy late summer and early fall. I took over a new team at work, which meant some international trips and hopefully will be quite interesting over the long haul. My children started back to school – a new school for two of them and kindergarten for my youngest. There was an earthquake in DC, and that was a thing, a thing to make the hurricane seem rather boring. And then we had a sudden downpour of rain last month, which dropped 10 inches of water in around an hour, resulting in flooded roads and basements all over town, including my basement. We’ve been in clean up mode ever since, tearing down drywall, jack hammering up the floor to install drains (when I say “we,” I of course mean the contractor!).
All this is to say that I have been neglecting to post some very important news here, news I should’ve posted before. If you’ve been following for a while, you know that I had sent my short story, The Day the Pod Landed out and that it had been accepted for publication. If you haven’t already (quite unlikely if you’re here), you can go and read my story at Redstone’s Science Fiction. While you’re there, be sure and check out their other offerings, including the latest issue. I can’t express my gratitude enough to the editors for their willingness to take a chance on my story. Locus Magazine has posted a positive review, so if you’d like, check that out too!
I feel completely re-energized about my writing. My novelette is still more or less a wreck right now, and still not something likely to get published anywhere due to its length, but I need to finish it all the same. The other stories in progress, Beast (a little experimental horror tale) and Beach (a light fantasy throwback tale) have been kicking around along time, and need to get out of my head before they explode.