Blog Post for April 11th, 2015

Spring is in the air and the sun doesn’t set before I get home from work anymore. All is good. Calgary Expo is next week and I’m planning to hit all the book sellers and cart home everything I can get my hands on. I also have a few fun writing events on various evenings over the next couple of weeks. Now if work would just settle down.

I spent March 28th at the Alexandra Writers Centre’s Last Blast of Winter Write In, wrote 5000 words/two chapters in my book, and met some great folks. I’ll have to do that again soon.

Book of the Week: New Canadian Noir
Fun book. I loved most, if not all of the stories. Now I’m tracking down the authors to see what else they have written. Highly recommended!

Recent Writing

  • Completed and posted Angelita, a creative non-fiction story about diving a unique cenote in Mexico.
  • Completed and submitted a campy noir story for a local anthology. Loved writing this one.
  • Completed and submitted a short story about the hazards of lost marbles for an anthology. Quickly rejected though. I guess it wasn’t what they were looking for.
  • Almost four new chapters done on my novel so it’s moving along.

In Progress Fiction Writing

  • Almost completed another noir story. This one is a lot harder.
  • Started on a sci-fi story that came to me while running. It’s about… running. It is coming together.
  • Still chipping away at an end of the world story. Should have that one done in a few weeks.
  • And the novel…

On the Back Burner

  • Shelving my clockwork story for a bit as it just wasn’t coming together the way I wanted it.
  • Same with my Christmas horror story – I’ll finish it when I have an ending that works.
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