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Journal Entry #38-Literary Observations has been published!!!!

Good news! Amazon has accepted the Kindle/E-book and paperback versions of Literary Observations, a collection of my short stories and poems, and it is now available on their site. It also means that I’m an author of my own self-published book, which is a wonderful feeling–especially right before Christmas. Here is a link to LiteraryContinue reading “Journal Entry #38-Literary Observations has been published!!!!”

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Journal Entry #37-Waiting for Publication Results

In around 48 hours from now, I’m hoping to hear the results of having the manuscript for my collection of short stories and poems reviewed by Amazon. Hopefully, everything will look good, and it will get published without any issues in a paperback edition (the open-field poetry nature of many of my poems made formattingContinue reading “Journal Entry #37-Waiting for Publication Results”

Journal Entry #36–Self-Publication Preparations

One of my biggest dreams is to make a career as a full-time writer, and so recently I’ve pulled together a collection of my short stories and poems to self-publish through Amazon. At long last, I believe that my manuscript has been properly formatted, with a table of contents and all the pieces I’d likeContinue reading “Journal Entry #36–Self-Publication Preparations”

Journal Entry #29–Some Good News and Chaotic News

First, to start with some good news, 101 Words has published my short story, “Two Perspectives!” It has been a huge honor, and their website has a whole archive of flash fictions that are fun to read and check out. Additionally, my violin playing has been coming along bit by bit. I’ve managed to playContinue reading “Journal Entry #29–Some Good News and Chaotic News”

Journal Entry #24–Scribes*MICRO*Fiction Issue #19 and High Temperature Advice

Issue #19 of Scribes*MICRO*Fiction just got released. One of my drabbles, “A Looking Glass Tale,” appears in this issue, but the wide array of short stories and poetry is great: https://www.fairfieldscribes.com/issue-19.html. As with Creative Gems, it feels good to contribute to such a wonderful publication filled with the brilliant works of other writers. On anotherContinue reading “Journal Entry #24–Scribes*MICRO*Fiction Issue #19 and High Temperature Advice”

Journal Entry #22-Publication Excitement

Warm and happy surprises can come at the most unexpected of times, as with the knowledge that two of my drabbles were accepted by the Fairfield Scribes’ publication Scribes*MICRO*Fiction (https://www.fairfieldscribes.com/). It was wonderful news to wake up with this morning. One of those pieces was “A Looking Glass Tale,” which I’d posted on this blog,Continue reading “Journal Entry #22-Publication Excitement”

Journal Entry #18 (Requesting some Writerly Assistance)

It has been more than two months now since I started this WordPress blog. Being on here has been a wonderful experience, especially because I’ve gotten to connect with great writers and friends. My hope is to continue developing the skills and knowledge needed to become a professional writer. To that end, does anyone happenContinue reading “Journal Entry #18 (Requesting some Writerly Assistance)”