I’m writing this on Christmas Day, while the boys are busy playing video games. Not something I was ever into. Therefore, I’m pretty bad at them, which makes me disinclined to play them, which means I don’t get any better…it’s a self-defeating cycle I have no particular inclination to break. Things have been busy these […]
This month I’m making it a goal to revisit The Smell of November. I think that story always suffered from the word limit needed to enter it in the WD contest. So I’m lengthening it, and tweaking the storyline a bit. I’m making it more ambiguous, so that the reader never really knows if Alan […]
Well, “The Smell of November” has officially been sent off to Writer’s Digest pop fiction contest. I should hear something back around January-ish, if I’ve placed. If not, oh well. Thank you to my friend K and the folks in my writer’s group for their critiques!
A number of months ago, I wrote a short story that I intend on submitting to a Writer’s Digest competition sometimes before Nov. 2. I’m not a very good short story writer…or at least it doesn’t come naturally to me. My ideas for stories can be many and varied, but rarely are they brief. Writing […]