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Reply #200 on: July 26, 2010, 11:19:08 PM
Apparently the creek rose, but it must've gone down (though you'd not know it from the downpour we had today) because "Amid the Steep Sky's Commotion: a Tale of the Airship Ozymandias" has been published.

http://bedazzledink.com/khimairal-ink-magazine/current-issue/

Free to read and download.

And here's an amusing story: the short URL I made for Twitter is http://is.gd/dKTst, and DKT was a big help in workshopping this story, so thanks to him.

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Reply #201 on: October 21, 2010, 06:43:55 PM
I apologize for my absence -- my life has been epic hectic these past few weeks. But I did want to pop in and say that "Section 3A" has been published by Big Pulp, in The Golden Ark:

http://bigpulp.com/goldenark.html

Also, those of you who are EA editors or crit group members might remember my story "Belief". I sold that this week, and it will appear on the internets in Q1 2011.

Now, back to obscurity.

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Reply #202 on: October 21, 2010, 10:11:44 PM
Hey, glad to know you're doing okay, man. And congrats on selling stuff.


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Reply #203 on: October 22, 2010, 04:54:29 PM
Thanks.

The truth of it is: I went out and got a new job that has almost zero downtime, and that plus joining a gym means no time at all to write. If I can't write, I can't post either. So that explains that.

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Reply #204 on: November 05, 2010, 09:24:47 PM
Just made my first professional sale.

To Asimov's.

A triumphant clap of the hands was heard throughout my entire floor at work when I got that e-mail.

The story was "Bring on the Rain". The folks in the crit group might remember it as "Fighting for the Storm".

The contract hasn't been signed yet, but I figured I'd mention it here.

Now I really have no excuse to avoid writing.

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Reply #205 on: November 05, 2010, 09:29:28 PM
Congratulations!!!



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Reply #206 on: November 05, 2010, 10:50:36 PM
Sweet!  I liked that story.  When's it coming out?  (Does Asimov's have a free online version?  I read more fantasy and horror than scifi under normal circumstances.)



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Reply #207 on: November 05, 2010, 11:45:08 PM
Just made my first professional sale.

To Asimov's.

A triumphant clap of the hands was heard throughout my entire floor at work when I got that e-mail.

The story was "Bring on the Rain". The folks in the crit group might remember it as "Fighting for the Storm".

The contract hasn't been signed yet, but I figured I'd mention it here.

Now I really have no excuse to avoid writing.

Congrats. Make sure you post when that issue hits the stands!

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Reply #208 on: November 06, 2010, 03:40:49 PM
Thanks, and I will. It'll still be a couple of months until the contract comes (editor's words), so I predict it'll hit in about a year.

I don't think they have a free online version, but I know a certain magazine with a free online version I'll be submitting it to once audio rights revert to me...

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Reply #209 on: November 07, 2010, 05:12:34 PM
Congrats!


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Reply #210 on: November 17, 2010, 03:13:27 PM
Sold a reprint of "27 Jennifers" to Port Iris. Probably about time to shelve that one, except maybe for submitting it to relevant anthologies. It will now have appeared in print and audio.

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Reply #211 on: November 18, 2010, 01:48:59 AM
Sold a reprint of "27 Jennifers" to Port Iris. Probably about time to shelve that one, except maybe for submitting it to relevant anthologies. It will now have appeared in print and audio.

Poor baby.  :-P



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Reply #212 on: December 28, 2010, 11:59:51 AM
Let's news! (I'm sure at least one of you will get that reference.)

Big Pulp has reprinted "Section 3A" in their Winter 2010 issue, which you can buy for 99c in PDF form or under $6 as an actual object you can put on your shelf. -- http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/big-pulp-december-2010/14360764

Still no info on when "Belief" and the reprint of "27 Jennifers" will appear on the internets.

"A Dog And His Boy" is up on the Dunesteef, under the Broken Mirror 2010 section. Given that the first three stories are the ones that got podcast, does that mean my position as fourth makes me the first runner-up? Or is it just arbitrary? In any case, here it is -- http://dunesteef.com/broken-mirror-stories-2010/a-dog-and-his-boy-by-josh-roseman/

I haven't gotten the Asimov's contract yet, but I got a holiday card from them, signed by the editor, so I'm hoping the contract comes soon.

After a query response, I sent "The Clockwork Russian" to Icarus, and it got redirected to their novella imprint (launching in 2011). The editor of that imprint said he enjoyed it and gave me a ton of feedback that will eventually turn the story into either a full novella (right now it's only 17k) for them or an actual novel (which may go to Lethe Press, the parent publisher of Icarus). I think that's my main project for the first half of 2011.

Up to 6200 words on my vampire story, which unfortunately will probably end up at 9k, instead of the 6k I was hoping for. At that point I may go back and expand it further (I think I could make a novella or a full novel out of it, with some more plotting) or trim out a bunch of it and hit only the subplot -- the ever-popular vampire-human relationship -- instead of the main "mission" plot.

Island princess story is just over 10k. I come back to it every now and then. I have a pretty good idea of how I'm going to end it. It'll probably go 15-20k in total. It's definitely for adults, but there's still a market for that.

I think that's everything.

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Reply #213 on: January 19, 2011, 04:02:28 PM
Another quick update:

"Belief" should be appearing by the end of February.

The reprint of "27 Jennifers" is temporarily on hold due to some issues at the publication, but the editor said it would be soon.

The Asimov's contract is signed, the galleys have been proofed, and if I'm right about the page numbers, I may even be the first story in the issue, which the editor says is the July one. I'll probably yell a lot about this later this week, when I finally pick a day to say "hey, guess what?"

Mostly I've been writing a lot for the EP blog and doing lesson plans for a class I'm teaching this month at the local university. I hope to get back to writing more fiction soon.

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Reply #214 on: February 17, 2011, 07:14:00 PM
"27 Jennifers" was reprinted in Port Iris.

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Reply #215 on: February 25, 2011, 09:47:30 PM
I may have mentioned at some point that I wrote a "novel for adults" called Shell Game. Well, recently I reconnected with a friend who was a fan of that story when I showed it to her, and some of the things she told me got me inspired enough to start writing a meta-Shell-Game story -- a story about the writer of a book called "Three-Card Montgomery". Anyway, I've written almost 21,000 words on it since last Friday, and I know how it's going to end, and I actually care enough about these characters (well, one in particular) to finish it. It's not sci-fi, but I'm having a good time writing it, and that's the important part.

I've also written, rewritten, or edited parts of:

* From the 800s
* The Man Who Evacuated the Planet
* The Tape Library
* Something I'm tentatively calling "Murphy's Law"

And, finally, the check from Asimov's came today. If ever I worried that they might change their minds, there's no going back now.

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Reply #216 on: April 19, 2011, 05:38:08 PM
Still waiting for "Belief" -- if it's not out by the end of this month I'm emailing the editor again. Finished a non-genre piece called "Faded Glory". Started a genre piece about the oceans rising. Submitted eight stories over the past two weeks. About to reformat the first three chapters of "Shell Game" and fire them off to Noble Romance. Am in issues 184 & 185 of Starship Sofa as a narrator, and a couple of upcoming Dunestaves*.

And, if you're so inclined, you can vote for me in the American Gods contest. But you don't have to.

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Reply #217 on: May 12, 2011, 05:18:59 PM
Joe Haldeman. Bruce McAllister. Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Norman Spinrad. And me.

Which of these is not like the other?

Well, okay, Rusch is the only woman on the list. But besides that.

"Bring on the Rain" is now available for you to purchase in dead-tree or dead-electron form from Asimov's.

My hands are still shaking a little bit from being in such august company.

http://www.asimovs.com/2011_07/tableofcontents.shtml

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Reply #218 on: May 12, 2011, 05:57:44 PM
Joe Haldeman. Bruce McAllister. Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Norman Spinrad. And me.

Which of these is not like the other?

Well, okay, Rusch is the only woman on the list. But besides that.

"Bring on the Rain" is now available for you to purchase in dead-tree or dead-electron form from Asimov's.

My hands are still shaking a little bit from being in such august company.

http://www.asimovs.com/2011_07/tableofcontents.shtml

Congratulations man!

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Reply #219 on: May 12, 2011, 06:59:32 PM
Freaking awesome, dude!


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Reply #220 on: May 12, 2011, 07:00:31 PM
Thank you.

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Reply #221 on: May 12, 2011, 07:29:55 PM
That's way awesome. I will have to pick up a copy ASAP. :)



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Reply #222 on: May 23, 2011, 01:18:01 PM
And on the heels of Asimov's comes my story "Belief", now live in Issue 16 of Fusion Fragment.

I had this one critiqued in the Crit Group. It's one of the first stories I wrote with intent to sell.

http://apodispublishing.com/fusion/pages/16_belief.htm

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Reply #223 on: May 24, 2011, 07:22:46 AM
Shiny!



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Reply #224 on: June 17, 2011, 07:17:14 PM
This morning I signed the contract on "The Plumbers and the Princess". It will appear in the June 2012 issue of Aoife's Kiss.

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