I'm sorry I didn't blog sooner, but it has been an eventful year for me. For one, I just retired. It seems work was interfering with my sanity and, to a lessor extent, my writing.
So what's up? I was published in Altered Reality Magazine on August 27th. A link can be found on my short story page. The story, Ass Hat, is written along the lines of Alfred Hitchcock Presents or Thriller. Additionally, look for my story, A Short Duel of Words, in Bewildering Stories #827. It's a great tale with a lesson for frustrated writers.
The first sequel to Twenty Minutes Away is complete. Like Twenty Minutes Away, it is novella length, which makes it hard to find a publication venue. The title is Twenty Minutes Away: The Great War in the American Southwest. It's a story of an alternate First World War timeline which connects with the timeline of Andrew Sims and Alice Brownwell. Speaking of Alice, it is half complete. It follows the story of Alice until just before the arrival of Colonel Sims. It is currently about 30,000 words, which means it, too, will probably wind up as a novella. Alice is the working title. I'm sure it will have another title at completion. Naming the stories after the main character make it easier for me to keep track of what I'm doing.
I am also about halfway through my Lovecraftian story, Relic. It's about to jump into crazy land and will probably be a longer short story, about 10-15,000 words.
One of the newest things I've written is a story for a picture book (ages 5-8). It is my first time in this genre. I enjoyed writing it. You don't submit art with the story, which I find odd. The publisher supplies the artist and the art work. It does mean I don't have to farm out the art, which is a relief.
I'm looking forward to a great year!