Fall began a week ago, but now. Now. Finally and at last. Today. October has arrived. The season of spooks, monsters, and creeps. It's here! The best time of the year. With the arrival of October begins #Spooktober, a time of Halloween-flavored media in movies, fiction, art, gifs, and more. Whether you prefer gory horror … Continue reading Word Nerd Scribbles Joins #Spooktober 2019
It feels like I just did this for 2018. That year flew by in a blink. So here we are, ready for writing in 2019 here at Word Nerd Scribbles! Goals Write 300 words a day. That's it. I get to choose whatever project I feel like tinkering with for those 300 words and if … Continue reading Word Nerd Scribbles 2019 Writing Goals
Last week, I reached two goals: raising enough funds to commission a logo for Word Nerd Scribbles, and revising/submitting the third of this year's short-stories. Logo Goal I mentioned in a previous post about how my Ko-Fi goal was to raise $30 in contributions to commission a logo design. The accompanying image, with its whopping 193% … Continue reading Writing Update: Logo and Short-Stories Goals
I have had, I would say, the unusual experience of receiving an acceptance letter before getting a rejection letter (as opposed to stunning, echoing silence in response to various queries). Yet you can't win them all, so here is my first rejection letter, from Dark Regions Press for their Deserted Island contest. Writers receive piles … Continue reading Writing Life: First Rejection Letter
At the beginning of the year, I posted about my writing goals for 2018. As we're over halfway through the year now, I'm thinking it may be time for an update.
Word Nerd Scribbles tends to feature only books that I liked enough to review (unless it's one that truly pissed me off), so I think it'll be fun to, for once, look at some books that I really don't recommend.
I don't like setting the same goals or learning the same lessons.
Here's a thing to add to my future autobiography: I've signed books for people who bought them.
As of this morning, Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers, Vol 2, featuring my short-story "Thirsty Ground," is now available for purchase on Amazon! This Halloween season, embrace the creeping dread of Texas living with a copy of Road Kill for your very own. For those of you who can't make it to any of the book … Continue reading Road Kill Available on Amazon
An update on the Roadkill anthology publication