Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Invisible Meat

"What kind of meat did you say you wanted?" (me, in the background) "Invisible?" (as we pull up to the drive-thru) "Can you imagine if there really was invisible meat?" It is amazing what a pre-caffeine brain will think up.

I put aside the carnival story because I can't pin down a good beginning. Instead, I went back to my vampire story and that blossomed very nicely. I hope to finish that up either today or tomorrow and then edit it next week with "fresh" eyes. (I have a new pair ordered that should be here by Friday...)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Lousy Smarch Weather...

Yesterday I woke up and looked out to a world covered in white and said "Those bastards!" The weather people were right.

I'm getting super stoked about the release of Zombology III and IV. (featuring stories by yours truly...) Over at Library of the Living Dead, Dr. Pus has posted the cover to Zombology I and it looks very spiffy indeed. :D

I got a email from Cutting Block Press which nearly caused me to have a series of heart palpitations until I read that they were just verifying that they received my story for Horror Library Volume 4. The waiting game begins...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Standard Manuscript Format?

I'm pretty good at deciphering what editors are looking for, format-wise, but right now I'm stumped. I'm going to go with what I *think* it means and if they discard, they discard.

Today is a great day to be distracted by oodles of other neat things...things that aren't writing-related.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Forgettable

Yes, this is the title to my work-in-progress. It might have been "Forgettable Jane" but this one won the fight.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Like....Wow...

I did a silly thing by emailing my idol Neil Gaiman to tell him how he inspired me so much and gush, gush, gush and he responded back. Of all the pretty words I could use to describe how that made me feel, all I can muster is "Like...Wow..." So, yeah, I'm like, Wow right now.

Working on a new story that is bringing back a lot of weird childhood memories. Not bad weird, just odd weird.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Out with the Old, In with the New

Since I haven't written anything in quite some time, I decided to make a fresh start here. For one thing, I'm no longer a not-yet-published authoress.... I'm pleased to report that a short story and a flash piece are both accepted into publication!!! I don't have a publication date yet, but I'm excited as all get-out. :D

(edit to add) The names of the two pieces in question are "Night of a Thousand Screams" (Zombology III) and "Zombie 101" (Zombology IV).