Archive for January, 2006

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

I just found out that my supernatural erotica short story, “Autophobia,” which was published on back in October will be included in their next quarterly “Best Of” anthology. It will be my first traditional (printed vs. online) publishing credit.

I also have a non-fiction article on my experience at the Borderlands Boot Camp appearing in this week’s edition of Hellnotes.

In other news, I am starting up an online critique group with some of my commrades from the Borderlands Press Boot Camp. I met a great group of people and hope this venture will result in all of us improving our storytelling techniques.

I am also beginning work on getting a website up and running. Details on that to follow soon.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

I’m back from Baltimore and the Borderlands Press Short Fiction Boot Camp.

I’ve never been to Baltimore and wanted to see the Edgar Allen Poe gravesite. I never made it. But I’m not disappointed. I spent the weekend immersed in crafting short fiction, meeting fellow authors, and round table discussions.

I returned exhausted but validated. I received feedback from the four instructors and twenty other “grunts.” I know now more about what I’m doing right and what I need to improve.

I met a tremendous group of people. My goal now is to get an online critique group going so that we can capitalize on the experience and hopefully be supportive of each other as we implement the skills we’ve learned.

Participating in this workshop was well worth the cost. Now it’s off to the keyboard to put these skills to work.

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

Wishing health and happiness to all in 2006. Happy New Year!