A quick word on a few writing projects:
1.) I just started a round of edits on a story called "The Long Winter." It's coming along nicely, just edging past the 4,000 word mark (which is about the perfect length for a short story, in my opinion). I've always wanted to write a survival story set in a frigid winter climate, similar to Jack London's "To Build a Fire." This story seems to fill that void wonderfully, except I added possessed cannibals and ghosts and whole bunch of other weird things. That's just how I roll.
2.) Also revising up a piece called "Resonance." It's a little shorter than most of my stories (which do tend to bloat more times than not). I originally wrote this for an anthology called "The Ghost is the Machine." Although it wasn't chosen for publication, the editor sent a positive email explaining how much he liked it, but that it needed some tweaking in certain areas (a little more tension in the middle, for instance). Reading it over I realized he was right. So after two nights of editing, the story now soars. Or maybe it headbutts. Anyway... I like this one tremendously, and I have no doubt it will find a home soon.
3.) Started a new story called "And the Bread Shall Rise," about a small town plagued by an ancient evil awakening in a local bakery. Every night a horde of demonic gingerbread cookies descend upon the townsfolk to perform their twisted recipes. This is serious stuff, my friends. James Joyce and William Faulkner better watch out.
That's it for now. I'll try to update every month on my writing progress and publications. Later!