With this post, I'm breaking the champagne bottle over the bow of my new blog. I never had a blog, but I am looking for an easy way to get word out to anyone willing to read my stories. This looks like it will fit the bill nicely.
Let me start by saying "Welcome" and "I'm glad you're here!"
This blog came into being one day after my first-ever acceptance letter. It was for my short story entitled "The Death Bump", which will appear in Allegory's May issue. I'm absolutely thrilled! My goal is to get a few short stories published while I work on finishing my first novel. I'm hoping that by the time I'm done with all the revisions and ready to look for a literary agent, I'll have my name out there...at least a little.
I have a handful of ideas for more stories, and I'm excited to get them written down..and to share them with you. A first draft of my next short story, "A Taste" is complete. I am really trying to finish the first draft of my novel before I put more time into the short stories. Another five chapters and I should be there.
The novel is in the fantasy genre, and my short stories have been dark fiction so far. I have some lighter ideas in mind, but the darker ones are definitely a lot of fun.
I think that's all for now. Thanks again for visiting!