So, I thought I ended July with a bang, but August ended up being my best month for short story sales in 2022 so far. In total, I made 3 story sales to top magazines and anthologies in the month. I'm more daring and wild in these newer stories. And I love it.
Links to August’s Stories
Curious about where you can find my writing and editing work from August 2022? Check the links below for my work from Strange Horizons, Tor Nightfire, and more. I also turned 32 this week!
How I Write: A New Story a Day
August is my short story challenge month, where I attempt to write a short story (+1,500-words) every day. I wanted to share how I'm able to write a new story within an hour a majority of days.
Writing Life Updates: August 2022
Ending July with a bang and kicking off August with two more short story sales, novel query and submission news, and starting my August short story challenge.
Links to July’s Stories
Curious about where you can find my writing and editing work from July 2022? Check the links below for my work from Tor Nightfire, Writer's Digest, and more.
Oh! Look What I Found!—Bookbindings
This month I'm working on revising (so many things lol), but one of those things is a short story! It's a secondary world fantasy where a young library page goes in search of her sister and the other girls who have gone missing from the city's library. As you can imagine, books and libraries play a huge part in the story and its themes.
How I Write: Using Scene Cards to Tell a Story
On index cards sometimes just on a dry erase board or poster board, writers build a story just by its scenes. Instead of writing it out word by word, they draw or sketch it with images or words. Sometimes it'll just be something as simple as 'The Bad Man Dies' and some sketch of how the scene should look or take place.
Writing Life Updates: July 2022
I've been spending my time doing a lot of career planning and looking to the future. The question on my mind is: this time next year, where do I want to be? The answers I've been chewing on are the steps and moves I need to make to get to that dream writer-self by July 2023. I do this type of thinking/planning every year and whether or not I get the thing I want, I always end up in a better place than where I started with opportunities crawling out of the woodwork. But how do I build on that to make sure my career and craft are constantly growing?
Links to June’s Published Stories (& More)
Along with a link to one of my June 2022 stories, I've included a large list of abortion funds for people to volunteer with, donate to, and use for whatever resources they need.
Oh! Look What I Found!—Sentient Houses
Last month, I worked on a novelette set in a smart house. and this month I've been working on a short story whose main character is a house. The house of a killer who's kidnapped a new victim. The house and killer have an interesting relationship, you could call it a friendship. But what is a friendship when one of the parties lives and kills inside the other?