On the agenda for the near future:
I’m teaching a class titled, ‘A Writing Workflow for Short Fiction’ at the 2016 DFW Writers Conference April 23rd – 24th. I’ll make a few more announcements as we get closer to the date. The class will be well worth it. I think I have a unique, and very versatile approach to short fiction. Meaning, I think I can actually teach a person how to write an actual, publishable short story, not just some vague idea of a short story that doesn’t really pan out when you get home to try it yourself. Yeah, I’m a little passionate about it.
I think my story at Strange Horizons is coming out soon. I don’t actually have a release date, but as soon as it’s out and available to read I’ll be pushing for people to read it.
I have four pieces in the works.
- The biggest piece is a novelette that’s on its third draft. After one more draft to clarify the story’s theme I’ll be done with it. I’m sending it to a few readers first, just to get some final feedback, and then after a few small revisions based on reader feedback it’s probably on its way to the big competition.
- The next piece is very light on the speculative elements, but very big on magical thinking. This is drafted and waiting for another round of revisions.
- Then I have an alternative history story where the world is destroyed by nuclear war, but not before my main character experiences paradise for one final moment.
- My next piece is still in its first draft stage and incomplete, but I should be able to finish that soon. It’s a shorter piece with a heavy focus on family and family turmoil.