It is here!

November 30, 2013

Hot off the presses!  “Quantum Stasis” is finally available for your pleasure!

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/383158

Yes, it costs $2, but you shouldn’t be complaining, instead you should be supporting artists and writers!

Big thanks to “J” for giving me a chance and publishing me.

Most of all, thank you for your support!

I love you but I hate you

November 23, 2013

There’s a new, fledgling publication out there.  Of course it’s an online journal.  An e-zine.  An electronic publication.  Whatever you want to call it, there’s one that hasn’t even been published yet, and I’m more than familiar with it.  I’ve submitted three stories to them, and all three have been rejected.

It’s called [DELETED].

No, “[DELETED]” is not the name of it, but I’m not writing the name of it.  They might be really bored and search for loser authors who’ve submitted to them before on Bing or Google and find this blog and see me besmirching their good name.  And then they might…reject another story I submit.

Allow me to explain the purpose of this entry.  See, all three times I’ve submitted, they’ve responded within 24 hours.  Way less than that actually.  Like, about three hours.  Three hours for a rejection.

Ouch.

On the one hand, that’s awesome!  No waiting around for any kind of response.  They’re quick and I can continue living my life, thumbing my nose at them and finding another unsuspecting e-zine to spray my rain of terror on them.  And then submit another story at a later date to [DELETED].

But on the other hand, three hours?  Really?!  Did you guys even read it?  Are you so bored that you sit around, waiting for emails to come it and read/reject them right away?  In that case, kudos to you, but really, get a life.

I know I sound sour grapes and all, but I really have to wonder how many editors actually read your stuff.  Seriously, if there are any editors reading this (and I know there are plenty of skulkers, but no commenters), tell me honestly that you read everything.

Because I really doubt you do.

You see the words “Myke Edwards” on my email, scoff at the ridiculous sounding code-name, and toss it.  Then go look in the mirror and remind yourself you’re a good person, and gosh darnit, people like you!

Okay that last part was harsh.  But I stand by my words.  Editors: read my stories.  Then publish them.

Duh.  Why is this so difficult for you?

Flooded

November 12, 2013

I’ve been submitting stories.  Flooding the market, so to speak.  So why won’t anyone publish me?!

I’m also flooded here at home with stories.  Stuff that needs editing, stuff that needs finishing, stuff that needs to go out.  There’s not enough hours in the day, and not enough willing and able editors who want to buy my stuff.

So come on, people.  Accept a story.  Help me get out from under this deluge of work I have!

And seriously, what’s with the snow?  Snow in Ohio in early November?  Bah!

 

I should add that I just put a story up on my online workshop.  I hope it’s ready to go after this round!  More importantly, I hope that stories I have out doing the rounds right now will be accepted so that I can send this one out when it’s ready!

Never mind the wistful thinking, folks.  I get excited when I’m proactive.  I’ll probably lay awake all night thinking of how awesome my future is going to be, and then have no desire to write for the rest of the week.

No, wait!  Think positive!  And hey, how about you send me some positive vibes for good fortune?  I’ll totally make it worth your while!

Nope.

November 5, 2013

Nope.  Not doing it.  Not this year.  Never have, and never will.  At least, not until I have limitless wealth and nothing better to do with my life.

NaNoWriMo.  National Novel Writing Month.  A lot of people do it to prove something…whatever that may be.  A lot of people do it because they think they’re writers, and for some reason writers slop as much shit on a page so they can make a daily, and ultimately, monthly quota.  I’m a writer, and I don’t do that.  Never have.  Never will.

Everyone always asks if I’m doing it.  And I always tell them no.  I’m not.

So there you have it.  I am spending my time working diligently on writing good material, editing, submitting, and workshopping.  I am doing what a writer does.

That does not involve me shitting out 1,700 words a day for the sake of telling everyone I’m awesome.  They already know that.