This has certainly been a fruitful week! I have a couple of publication announcements, as well as an update on Dragon Steal.
- The Mighty: I just had my fourth story published on The Mighty. I'm an advocate for mental health, and I feel it's important for us to share our stories so that people realize that they're not alone. The more we talk about mental health/illness, the less of a stigma there will be. You can read my new article "The One Word That Helps Me Combat Self-Abuse" here. You're welcome to check out my other articles here.
- 600 Second Saga: On Wednesday, February 28th, my story "Gossamer" was published on 600 Second Saga. This site creates audio versions of short stories and shares them across multiple platforms. I wrote "Gossamer" originally at Pike's Peak and edited it heavily to send to 600 Second Saga. You can listen to it here.
- Purple Door District: I've uploaded the second chapter of The Purple Door District on patreon here. I haven't had a lot of traction on patreon yet, but that's okay. I really enjoy the story, and I've heard feedback from people who say that they want to read more. It's nice to know my work is slowly getting out there. The next chapter will be released on March, 15th. It'll take about a year for the entire book to get posted on patreon. Once complete, I'll publish it and provide both e-book and paper copies for people to purchase.
I'm still waiting to hear news about Winter Tangerine. My story is currently still in process with them, so I hope that means that I've made it towards the top of the list.
As for Dragon Steal, I received feedback from two of my beta readers. I sat down and revised the history of the story. Now I just need to work on editing and adding that history in. I've decided to do Camp NaNo in April to focus on editing. Ideally, I'd like to have the second draft finished by the end of April, send it out to beta readers, and then get the query out before the end of the year. Fingers crossed I'll be able to do all that!
There are still some short stories I'd like to write and send out to magazines. I just need to have the time to do it!
On Wednesday, March 7th at 2pm (CST), I'll be presenting a live facebook discussion on a topic called, "I Wrote a Book. Now What?" This will be hosted through tribefinder. I hope you'll take a listen! If possible, I'll provide a link to the discussion once it's complete.