Thursday, September 7, 2017

Literary Hatchet

The Literary Hatchet #18 is now available both in print and PDF and features three more of my poems.

Today also marks the completion of draft #2 of my next novel (I am not spoiling the title yet). Now on to the hardest part: typing it (I know I'm a writer, but I hate typing. Hate it hate it). Once I finish that, however, I can begin the third (and final) draft. That's how my process goes when I write fiction: Draft #1 is the rough draft, where I may only have a beginning paragraph or idea in mind. No ending is usually in sight, but I work to find that ending and keeping going until I do. Draft #2 is a revision, making notes, adding or deleting scenes, perhaps writing character studies. Draft #3 is where I work from my laptop (everything else is just on paper. I'm old-fashioned that way) and work on polishing the manuscript, not leaving a single paragraph behind until it is perfected as best I can.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Dreams of Dali

I don't know for how long, but it is only now that I realize my poetry chapbook is out of print and I have removed the dead Lulu link from the side of this blog. It is unfortunate that it is considered "retired" by its publisher, as I guess that publisher does. C'est la vie. I guess it's time to write a new book of poems. I had tried previously to collect some poems for a horror-relate chapbook, thinking at first I had a quality-length manuscript, but I was wrong. There just weren't enough poems of that nature.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Pif Magazine

My poem, "Melting", is featured in the July issue of Pif Magazine.

Also, I haven't mentioned it yet, but I have a few poems in The Horror Zine's latest print issue. You can purchase it here.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Dark Moon Digest

My short story, "Aria for a Black Tattoo", has been published in the new issue of Dark Moon Digest!

Honored to have work in a publication that pays by the word and also gives a contributor's copy. I have made a goal for myself to work harder on my fiction.

I also have a poem accepted by The Literary Hatchet, which I thought was to be published in April, but I don't think the new issue has come out yet. I will keep you informed.

Edit: I just received an email stating The Literary Hatchet #17 is now available for a free PDF download. :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Foliate Oak and Illumen

My poem, "Broken" , is now online at Foliate Oak. This is my first appearance on this site. It's a nicely put together journal and I'm pleased to have my work included therein.

Also, I have a poem in the Autumn issue of Illumen . I am waiting anxiously for my contributor's copy.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Third Wednesday

My poem, "Imperfection", is included in the Spring 2016 issue of Third Wednesday . Yay, the drought seems over.

Thursday, March 31, 2016


Contrary to what some might think, when a writer has writer's block, the writer doesn't actually stop working. It's a matter of what is produced. My poetry as of late seems "blah" and it lacks the excitement it sometimes used to give me. I've been trying to reread some surreal poetry I used to love to get me in the mood, but meh. But that doesn't mean I haven't stopped writing. I also am constantly submitting poetry. Constantly. Sending out poems almost every day. And after a dry spell, I will have a poem in the next  issue of Third Wednesday, which is a positive.