Happy New Year!

HNY folks! 2016 seems to have just flown by, unleashing its fair share of bad news. It’s taken a large number of beloved celebrities along with it, and left us to mourn them.  In years gone past, I have published a yearend review that analyses my last 12 months from a writing and submitting perspective. … More Happy New Year!

Mini-Update

I have been light on writing-related work this year. No Short Story Challenge, and definitely no other brand new work. I’ve spent most of my available free time on editing and whipping older pieces into shape. Per my records, I have about 28 of these essays and short stories that I need to whittle and … More Mini-Update

2015 Year-end Wrap-up

Every January I look back on the year that went past with the intent of scrutinizing it to see what I could’ve done better/different. It’s a fun exercise, and I like to make sure I’m growing in my writing. Check out my previous year-end posts here, here, and here. At the beginning of the year … More 2015 Year-end Wrap-up

The Bargain

Earlier in August this year, I got an email from the good folks at Southern Star Publications, which published the winners of the contest held by Creative Writing Institute last year, in which I won third place. They asked if I’d be interested to send in a story on the theme sentence for this year’s … More The Bargain

Of This and That

The last few months have been busy, both with work and a few unfortunate health issues cropping up, no thanks to the absolutely indeterminate weather that vacillates between extreme heat and sudden coolness. But I’m happy to share a few acceptances that have come my way: The Curse of the Working Mother in So Glad … More Of This and That