It’s been more than a little while, so I wanted to check in to let you all know what’s been happening.
The short of it is that I’ve been reading, writing, reviewing, editing, revising, rinsing, and repeating.
Reading: Plenty of short stories by a variety of horror writers. Much of it has been good, or at very least to my liking. The best comes from early work by Ramsey Campbell. If you like Lovecraft, but wish it was a bit more contemporary or accessible, check out Campbell.
Writing: I’ve been focusing on my short game to the extreme. I’m shopping around a flash fiction piece that I just finished and have a few other ideas with potential that I’m considering moving on next.
Reviewing: As part of the Mighty Pandora’s Box Online Writing Group, I’ve been reviewing plenty of quality fantasy, horros, and sci-fi.
Revising/Rewriting: Once the last round of rejects came back at the end of 2010, I decided I was going to read everything that hasn’t been accepted with a critical mind. The results are that I’ve sliced and diced more of my previously “untouchable” lines than I thought possible.
I’ll have more to say soon, but for now, it’s back to work.