October was a quiet month for me compared to the thrill of September. And yet I still feel like I accomplished quite a bit and grew as a writer.
- Lucy Pemgrass Eats a Crow was chosen as the Halloween contest winner for Tales from the Moonlit Path. It is my first dark tale and I am both happy with it and happy it found a home so quickly.
- I had a short interview with Luna Station Quarterly about The Artist, which they published last month. It was satisfying to put some of the reasoning behind my writing into a public space.
- The Swap Language publication curated a 2018 article I published to Medium, Linguistic Influence, Culture, and Self: Finding Joy in Foreign Language. This was the first time I’ve been curated on Medium, and it was a confidence boost to have someone asking me for my writing instead of having to query or submit to a publication.
I got sidetracked from my latest novel by a shiny new idea, which might come before Flow. This will be a speculative novel about the power of massage.
Other than that, I am still submitting short stories and am on the very edge of starting to query Casual.
It was a quiet, nose-to-the-grindstone sort of month for me, but I enjoyed it and hope I’ll continue to have good news to share in the coming months.