TWO POSTS IN ONE
So, I’ve been away for a while as I worked through the semester at MTSU. It was difficult trying to adjust to my first semester of taking graduate classes at the PhD level, working in the University’s Writing Center, Teaching, and trying to write creatively all at the same time. Unfortunately, the blog was one (of many) casualties of trying to all these myriad and various endeavors at a high level.
However, to quote Hideo Kojima from the 2016 Sony E3 Conference or Chun Li from the Street Fighter series: “I’m Back!” I plan to post weekly as I always have a set time on Sundays when I can write (I just haven’t been taking advantage of that time usefully). I now intend to do so. This first post after the long hiatus is what my late uncle called a “Twofer” (Two topics in one post).
CHILDE ROLAND ON ELECTRICSPEC.COM (FREE!)
“Childe Roland,” my short-story about Roland and his search for the Dark Tower (based Robert Browning’s poem, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came“) has been published in the November 30th, 2016 issue of Electric Spec. The issue is FREE, so you are welcome to read the story and come back here to post comments/reactions to the story.
They do solicit donations, and as they pay their writers as I mentioned in an earlier blog post, it would be awesome if you might consider a small donation to their website to help us writers out. Publication is nice, but as writers need to eat as well, publication with pay is the most preferable outcome (even if the pay is small).
You can find a link to the online magazine above, but if you just want to read Childe Roland by itself, you can find a directly link here. A word of caution: Electric Spec does switch out their stories on a quarterly basis, so if you are reading this entry long after Nov. 30th, 2016, then the story will not be available. I’ll try to post an update here (if I can remember) should this happen).
WARLIGHT IN VISIONS VI (AVAILABLE VIA AMAZON.COM IN PAPERBACK AND ON KINDLE)
My story, “WarLight” was published in Galaxies VI, edited by Carrol Fix. It is currently for sale via Amazon.com. It is available in paperback and Kindle formats with the Kindle format being by far the most inexpensive way to check out my story (currently $2.99). In addition, you will find other Sci-Fi stories included as well.
Be sure to support Carrol Fix’s anthology if you can. As a writer for anthologies, I don’t receive any additional payment for how well the anthology sells, but anthologies need to sell copies, otherwise editors like Carrol won’t create new anthologies for writers like me to publish our stories in. That’s just the way publishing works.
Thanks for reading and I will try to keep up this blog on a weekly schedule (I’m planning on a Christmas post as well as I have the same the time even though its a holiday, but I’ll wing it as I may post on Christmas Eve instead.)