Friday, September 21, 2012

A WRITER'S DEFINITIONS

I must write for two hours each day or I go insane.

Definitions:

Insane - Uncontrollably angry. Dangerously distracted. Prone to muttering to self in unintelligible, quick fashion that may cause others to believe I am speaking in tongues. Moving in response to thoughts unrelated to my own physical condition.

Two - Anywhere between one and six.

Write - Making pictures in my head. Sometimes the pictures move. Sometimes they talk. Sometimes they hurt one another, or are already hurt when they arrive. Often I crunch the pictures up like pieces of paper and squeeze them until they run down my neck and through my arms to dribble out of my fingers. When I'm working well, I can reconstitute the pictures into words in a way that "looks" like they did in my head. When I'm not working well, it's all stick figures with bad attitudes and nothing interesting to say.

Must - Bound by an imperative, essential requirement and obligation to myself.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

COME ONE, COME ALL: ANNOUNCING CARNIEPUNK!

I'm absolutely giddy to announce that my short story, Recession of the Divine, will be included in CARNIEPUNK, an anthology "which combines the carnival setting and the world of urban fantasy, a place of deception, where monsters wait silently in the dark.

The other contributors include (y'all ready for this?):

  • Rachel Caine
  • Jennifer Estep
  • Seanan McGuire
  • Rob Thurman
  • Delilah Dawson
  • Kelly Gay
  • Kevin Hearne
  • Mark Henry
  • Jackie Kessler
  • Kelly Meding
  • Allison Pang
  • Nicole Peeler
  • Jaye Wells


Some back story on how this project came to be on Kevin Hearne's website

The anthology will be released from Pocket in August, 2013. From the hints I've seen, these stories are going to be CRAZY.