I’ve just been notified by Absent Willow Review that my short story, “Three Kisses” has been awarded third place in their short story contest, landing me $25 and my ninth publication. It’s scheduled to appear sometime in August.
In other publication news, “Spoons” is scheduled to appear on Daily Science Fiction on August 15th – I’ll post the link when it hits the website. Also, “Welcome to Deadtown”, a contribution to one of Pill Hill Press’s anthologies entitled A Dark and Stormy Night, is available on their website, http://www.pillhillpress.com/shoppe-anthologies.html. It will be available shortly on Amazon.com as well as other online booksellers, and I will post those links as soon as they make it to the markets.
Back to writing! I’m roughly 70% through a substantial rewrite of my latest novel, The Last Scion. I’ve never actually added something to work – I’m always cutting – but with the speed at which I composed the rough draft (34 days for 150,000 words), it ended up being a very skeletal structure. I’ve so far added 20,000 words, and there’s probably more to come. I hope I’ll end up with an engaging novel and not an outline.