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Writing Wrap-Up: 2011 Edition

All in all, it was a pretty damned good year. I appear to have broken the cycle of only even-numbered years being good in terms of seeing my work in print (for definitions of print that include pixelated goodness). There was also an overall positive trend in the ongoing war of rejection vs. acceptance. I submitted less this year, which makes me feel like a huge slacker, but I did “complete” two novels, so that’s something. Self-pimping follows; if you’d prefer to skip ahead to the end, I won’t judge you.

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Still Life

My story, Still Life, is now online at Daily Science Fiction! The first taste is free…

Here is Doll at five years old. She’s sitting rigid and silent in the closet, hoping Henry and Jakey will forget she’s there. They’re fighting about her.

…and, as it so happens, the rest is free, too, and you can read it right here.

Since we’re talking about fiction, at least I am, I’ll also mention I recently heard the good news that one of my stories, Venice Burning, will be included in the upcoming Future Lovecraft anthology from Innsmouth Press. It should be out  in December 2011, just in time for several holidays. Remember, nothing says joyous celebration like the coming of the Old Ones.

Finally, a reminder that I’ll be taking part in a group reading with other Dark Quest Books authors tomorrow at Between Books in Claymont, Delaware. We’ll be reading, signing, and we’re generally friendly people. If you happen to be in the area, drop by and say hi. We don’t bite, unless you ask us to. The event is from 3-6pm. I’ll be reading from the Trans-Siberian, which appears in the anthology In an Iron Cage: The Magic of Steampunk. Hope to see you there!

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Ketchup/Catsup

July is a month that contains many things. I’ll attempt to address them more or less in order.

Happy belated Canada Day to all those back in the motherland, and to my fellow ex-pats. May your days been filled with many moose, and much poutine. Happy on-time Independence Day to those in my adopted country, and to all ex-pats scattered far and wide. I wish you many eagles and apple pies. Happy upcoming Bastille Day to those of French inclination, wherever in the world you may be. My hope for you is many beheaded members of the nobility, and much good wine.

National holidays aside, July is a busy month for me publication-wise. In an Iron Cage: The Magic of Steampunk is now available in good-old-fashioned dead tree format, to go along with the shiny electronic version available for the Kindle. Later this month, The Many Ghosts of Annie Orens will be appearing in Shock Totem #4. Check out the wonderful cover art and the TOC here. On July 15th, just in time to celebrate not being beheaded on Bastille Day, Still Life will be sent to out to Daily Science Fiction subscribers, and posted on the website a week later. If you’re not a subscriber, you can sign up here, and while you’re at it, I highly recommend checking out the archives and catching up on the incredible fiction they’ve published in the past.

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Daily Science Fiction

I just learned that Daily Science Fiction will be publishing my short story Still Life. Les woots! as they say. Okay, maybe only I say that, but the sentiment remains. Many thanks to Anticipation Workshop’s Group 3 for all your wonderful feedback on this story (which was called Doll’s Life when you saw it). You guys rock!

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