Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Summer Gothic, and other bits

Quick Summer Gothic update: I sent all the story critiques out over a week ago, and half of the revised, pretty-much-final drafts are in. Specifically, I've got 11 of the twenty-ish stories I want to publish now sitting in my Master Document, and I'm just waiting on the others. I've given people until February 15 to do the rewrites, but that doesn't stop me from being antsy.

This weekend: the cover shoot! I'll be sticking with the stock "overgrown graveyard" photo I've been using in the promotional material so far, but I've got a friend's daughter who's agreed to be the obligatory Dead Person who I plan to "ghost" into the image (assuming I can make it look professional and not half-assed).

In other news:

  • Flash Fiction Night 2012 is set for March 20, 7:00 p.m., at the Hoover Public Library. There are still plenty of slots for participants, so let me know or call the Hoover fiction department at (205) 444-7800 if you have a story you'd like to present.
  • Kerlak has opened a story call for Dreams of Steam III, so I get to do another of my "Perrilloux" stories. Hopefully I'll be able to get into the collection again; the first two have been so successful that the competition to be in Vol.3 will probably be pretty fierce.