Hello again, and welcome back to this little blog.
I apologize for the lack of updating on here. I suppose that lately I have been letting time and other things get away from me. I promise that in the future I will make updates more regularly.
A lot has happened since I first started this blog, so let’s tackle them in order.
A few months ago, I submitted a short story to a few magazines called “Pulse Mesmeric”. Unfortunately, I have either heard nothing back from any of them, or the responses I’ve gotten were politely declining the offer to put my story within their covers. I think this has a lot to do with that a lot of my side writing (read as: things that I don’t do for class) is fan fiction related, and as we all know, fan fiction is frowned upon in a professional setting. There was probably an issue with me copying and pasting most of my query letters as well, and forgetting to edit the little details to customize each one before sending them out. I must remember in the future to not write and send query letters when I am half asleep in the middle of the night.
In the future, i do plan to try and make more of an effort to submit some stories to other magazines, and perhaps some of the same ones again, this time with maybe some more original, and comprehensible content.
The following are links to the sites in which I submitted my work to. I hope other aspiring writers will also find this helpful to them in their endeavors.
Tin House (Denied)
Swink Magazine (Denied)
Redivider (Redivider’s site looks to be currently under maintenance. Check back here after it’s renovating has been completed for the link). (Denied)
Writer’s Ink (Pending)
The Cat’s Meow (Pending)
Alright, now that that is out of the way, let’s get onto what is probably the biggest news I’ll have in this post. I have officially become a published author!! As of June 1st, I have self-published my first novella entitled “Wildflowers”. It is a short, 8,100 word story with seven small chapters. It is a quick and fairly easy read, and I implore every single one of you to check it out. Below are the links where you can purchase the e-book for only $1.99 or download a 15% sample of the book.
Apple (iTunes app store)
In other writing news, I’m nearing the end of my college program at Full Sail, and have been very busy applying to jobs across the country as well as putting together a professional resume and portfolio. To be honest, it’s all a bit daunting, but I’m positive that in the long haul, things will work out for the best. I’m working on a short horror script I wrote for a previous class and revising it to be put into my portfolio by the end of the month.
Contradicting my previous post, I have not yet made a professional Twitter account, however that is still in the planning stages. In addition, I will be working on creating a website to showcase all of the work that will be going into my portfolio and then some. When it is created, I’ll post a link to the page and will be updating it slowly as I complete and add more works to add.
And that’s all she wrote. Until next time.