Various ramblings

Over the moon happy at Maria Haskins review of “The Girl Who Ate Galaxies” on the B&N short fiction roundup for September. The story reached a lot of people and that’s what I want to do when I write. It was the second month in a row Maria Haskins selected a story of mine to review! She has such great recommendations and both her reviews had me jumping for joy. I definitely think anyone who loves short fiction should follow her!

Excited for the release of “The Nightmare Man” by Grimscribe Press in the upcoming Autumn issue of Vastarien.

“Sorry Sorry Sorry And I Love You” has been purchased by Metaphorosis.

“Layla 8” from Daily Science Fiction soon.

“Shiver Soft Feathers” in an upcoming anthology from B Morris Allen, the genius editor behind “All the Colors I Cannot See” and “Nobody’s Daughter and the Tree of Life.”

A little flash fiction piece titled “How to Raise A Monster” comes from Literally Stories Oct 22nd.

Received the nicest rejection today from CC Finlay at F&SF-he is the literal best rejector ever. He always has valuable insight/feedback for me and many times I’ve used that to improve stories and rewrite them.

The best rejections I’ve had are from him, Morris at Metaphorosis, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. One from Shimmer-that one really encouraged me to keep going when I felt I was never going to make it-thanks to Suzan for taking the time to send a lengthy response.

I’ve got five stories making the rounds. I usually try the pro paying markets in a circuit first, but I took today’s rejection from CC and revised a bit and sent it to Metaphorosis. It features Grace, the narrator from Colors. I want this story to make it and Morris has taken my submissions and made them so much better- I hope this one makes his cut because I think it is fantastic.

All in all, my first sale was in May. Since then I’ve sold five more. I’ve been on two short fiction best of the month round ups. I’ve made friends and gained a lot of knowledge and experience.

I think storytelling, reading and writing fiction, are so necessary right now, with all the BS going on. Sometimes I need a little escape. Here’s to finding it! Happy Friday!

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