I just got a story accepted! This one into Encounters magazine. This is a new magazine from Black Matrix Publishing. Black Matrix Publishing I am very excited to be a part of their first issue. Also in a side note this publication puts me over 30,000 words accepted for publciation!
Shadows & Light is closed! I have made all the final selections and I could not be happier with the stories in the anthology. I spent most of Friday and Saturday going through the slush pile. I had 70,000 words in subs and about 15,000 words open. I ended up slecting a few extra stories that I just couldn't pass up, and went a little over our target word count. But it is done! Now comes the editing.
Still working on the novel, almost at 70,000 words, as it gets closet to the end it gets easier and easier to write. It is starting to build up to the finale. I am going to have to go back and do a big rewrite, I added the conclusion to a few subplots in the last chapters that were never in the book, but they should not be that hard to add when I do the first edit.
The first novel I wrote was at 70,000 words when I finished the rough draft, went up to over a 100,000 in the second draft, and ended up being a little under 90,000 in the fifth and final draft, and still needs a major line edit.