Monthly Archives: April 2014

Two More

Moving on – rather slowly – with this bestselling-author career of mine, I’ve sent another couple of stories off: to Apex magazine and Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

Apex (I think) were once a print market but are now electronic only (except for some print anthologies). You can read most of their stories on their website (, but get a few extra if you purchase a copy or subscribe.  Not a bad system.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies, display all material for free on their website (, they’re “literary adventure fantasy” set on other worlds – a niche that seems kind of under-represented out there, and exactly what I’m looking for.

And so, as since 365 Tomorrows, the waiting game continues……

In the meantime, I’m about to embark on a new short story with the working title “This Darkness.”  It’ll probably be pretty short, about the secret life of the things that go bump in the night.  And speaking of titles (sort of) I wonder what I could do with “Pavlov’s Dogs vs Schrodinger’s Cat.”  Hmm…..

A New Thing Every Day

I discovered by chance the other day that amongst the formatting that doesn’t seem to copy from Open Office to WordPress is scene breaks.  By scene breaks I just mean the extra blank line between scenes in my stories.  Even tried putting them in manually in WordPress, but no luck.  The problem is fixed with a # mark now to mark where scenes break – maybe one day I’ll create a little symbol or something in GIMP to put there instead – or a mini illustation if I ever get good at art.

Ah, well, dreams are free.

Also discovered that some of the links to my stories are linking to the same story on my test website.  Luckily tech support – and by that I mean my beloved husband – was able to fix that problem.  So all is good.  Full steam ahead…..