While the majority of my writer friends took November to work on novels (NaNoWriMo), I decided to let myself drift through the month at my usual pace. This meant working a bit on the latest novel as well as completing and revising a few shorts. I even got some poetry done and subbed.
Overall it was a good month, and I have a few happy things to show for it.
- The Making with Frostfire Worlds / November 2019
This is one of my favorite short stories. It is based on my middle grade novel, A Boy Made of Sand, although the material in this short is aged up for lower young adult. It is only available in hardback (no digital copies, I don’t think). I haven’t gotten my copy yet, but I am sure the other stories are wonderful as well. I also share pages with my fellow Inkubator member, Negativer.
- Adjustment Parenting with Daily Science Fiction. I don’t have a release date, but I could not be more excited about this acceptance. I’ve been trying to get into this publication for a year. Getting an acceptance makes me feel like I’m really growing as a writer.
- Ghosts of Tinder with Bards and Sages Quarterly, due to be released in April. This is another one I am excited about, because it was my first foray into horror. Although I’ve had other horror published since then, I am excited to have worked this piece well enough to have a home for it.
It is strange to me that I was thinking around the fifteenth of this month that it was not as great as recent months. But in the end, things seemed to come together, and I couldn’t be happier about it.
On the novel front, I’ve finally started to query Casual in earnest. I am also about 30k into my next novel, as yet untitled.