My Writing Free on Goodreads!

There are some short stories and poems that (A) I don’t plan on submitting to contests, (B) have already won a contest, or (C) have already been published and the rights remained with me. I’ve been trying to think of a way to share them with you easily in one place and not need you to sign up for anything new. Finally I’ve discovered that Goodreads lets me post my writing – anything I want! I’ve already posted my poem “Words Can Form”, winner of the Steven Barza Collegiate Prize from the Poetry Society of Virginia in 2007. I also posted a short story called “Wisdom’s Creation” that I hope you’ll enjoy, especially if you love libraries.

Find my fiction creations here: https://www.goodreads.com/story/list/584058. I’ll post more shorties and poems, and maybe even a section from Locke and Keye closer to publication. Maybe haikus, or even Symbolic Experimentalism pieces!

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New Short Story in a Dark Anthology

This year has been a very productive writing year for me, and to finish it out, you The December Awethology - Dark Volumecan read my short story “Piece and Quiet” for FREE in The December Awethology – Dark Volume. It’s a wonderful holiday anthology filled with short dark writings by plenty of fantastic authors, including Rocky Rochford, William Frank Lloyd, Rebecca McCray, Paul White, and many more. What kind of darkness are we talking about? Every kind! That’s what’s so great about this anthology: the only themes that connect these pieces are “dark” and “holiday”. Download your Kindle copy for free and enjoy.

If you’re looking for lighter stories, there’s also a light volume of The December Awethology that is just as packed but with diverse light holiday stories. It features excellent authors like Kelly Hall, Chrissy Moon, Chess Desalls, Sharon Lipman, and loads of others. And most importantly, it’s also free!

My advice? Download both versions and alternate between the dark and light volumes. You’re bound to discover new favorite authors you hadn’t heard of before!

First Writer’s Vlog!

I’ve always liked the idea of vlogs and I enjoy watching them, even if they have nothing to do with writing. It’s great that we have another medium through which to communicate and share our experiences, ideas, and lives. It feels to me like a relaxed chat that you have the option of taking part in when you feel like it. With that in mind, I’ve made my first vlog and posted it today. It has some writing, some TV series obsession, and some frustration with old technology. I hope you like it!

Bookshelf OCD

I don’t know about you, but I have a ton of books, both fiction and non-fiction. Plays, novels, cookbooks, history books, art books, classics, short stories, essays, poetry, sociology, gardening…you name it, I’ve got it! I love having so many books on so many subjects. It’s like having my own library, where there’s something for every mood, and many times I forget all about the things I have.

Here’s the thing: my bookshelves HAVE to be organized. When they’re not organized or there are books lying on their sides instead of standing up, it freaks me out. I hate it. I need to be able to find any book at any time without hesitation. I call it Bookshelf OCD. I also have the need to get rid of any books I’ve finished and don’t plan on reading ever again. If I forget to donate them, they irritate me to no end and it feels like the whole room is cluttered.

Do you feel the same way about books or anything else? Can you control it, or do you have a hard time concentrating if your books aren’t properly organized?

Writing Competition: Your Vote Counts!

I’m very excited to say that I recently entered a really fun Valentine’s Day writing competition and made it as one of four finalists! Read all the stories (each one is no more than 1200 words) and vote for your favorite:

http://mistressofthedarkpath.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/february-2013-writing-contest-finalists/

The voting deadline is February 13th at midnight (EST), so make sure to get your vote in soon!