Monday was an excellent day. Not one, but two acceptances.
Science fiction and fantasy journal, Hogglepot, has accepted Origami Man and it should be up on the site in the middle of May.
That’s the fifth story that I’ve found a home for this year, equaling last year’s total – which is nice.
[The article We Have a Winner - Origami Man by Philip Harris originally appeared on Solitary Mindset on March 19th, 2013]
Great news to start off the week, The Were-Traveler has accepted my drabble, Aftermath.
Now I’m off to answer some questions from an editor – which may or may not result in another acceptance – time will tell.
A couple of new acceptances to report – which makes me very happy.
New magazine Ibexian has accepted my horror story, Night Man is Waiting for their inaugural issue and eHorror has accepted a horror-with-a-dash-of-science-fiction-tale called Happin3ss101.com.
There’s been a bunch of rejections alongside those acceptances of course and somehow I managed to forget I’d received a rejection from one of my favourite magazines so when I found it again I got to experience the disappointment for a second time. Not ideal.
Still, we’ll ignore the rejections for now (although I do have a post about rejection to make at some point).
I managed to squeak out 759 words of The Ghost Smuggler on Sunday which was actually pretty good – for some reason I was extremely tired. I also revised my Valentine’s Day story, The Ordeal (Season One, Episode Thirteen) and I think it’s pretty close to being ready to send out.
Tonight I’m planning on spending some more quality time with The Ghost Smuggler, I’ve already come up with some revisions to my rewrite that I think will make things even tighter. Thanks to Writing Excuses for keeping me focused on “in early, out late”. At the very least, I want to get past the 4,000 word mark.
It’s “Family Day” on Monday (here in BC anyway) and I just got a great start to the long weekend. My time travel story The Many Deaths of Albert G Elderberry has been accepted by The Fast-Forward Festival and should be online March 1st.
It’s my first acceptance of the year, very happy about that.
Just breaking unscheduled radio silence for news of my fifth acceptance of the year – my novella Piece Number 7 has been accepted by Garbled Transmissions.
Most of the time I’m hopeless at working out what genre my stories are and Piece Number 7 is a case in point. If you backed me into a corner and threatened me with lions I’d say it’s magical realism but who knows?
It’s a story about a series of recordings that have a dramatic effect on the listener and a record producer’s quest to find out the truth behind the legend of their composer, Gustav Lang. It’s the longest non-novel story I’ve written and one of my favourites. Not sure when it will be published but I’ll post here when it is.
Now, back to our unscheduled radio silence.