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    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2012
    Just notified a story I submitted for a paying anthology was accepted. Can't give details yet until the TOC is finalized and the publisher makes the announcement themselves but I'm very, very happy to have gotten into this one.q
    • CommentAuthorQuisitrix
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2012 edited
    Well done RenThing. And I love the Spark Story.
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    Cheers Quisitrix.

    @RenThing Congrats! Look forward to your announcement! Still get a buzz off seeing my work published. Quite an addictive feeling
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2012

    Isn't it just? This is the first publication since I sold a short to an invite-only anthology last year (a month after my son was born, that was a very weird time) and this was the first story I've submitted in 2012 so it feels good to make the sale. Still waiting to hear about another short I have out.
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    Strangely this is the first thing I've had published since my son was born a month ago yesterday (Though it was accepted a few months back). I'm a bit out of habit with my writing since he was born, so trying to get back into a (writing) routine. I was progressing pretty well before, with 80000 words of my novel written in 8 weeks. Just need to get my arse into gear again.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2012
    *nod* I know what you mean. I think I've maybe done about 20-30k in the last year. >.<
  3.  (10438.7)
    I have a webcomic up with incredible art and a killer superhero story. And a pitch that I have in the can. That takes up most of my time though, just shilling on and on and on.
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2012 edited
    Starting today, a web preview of my new serial novel, GALATEA'S CROSS will be available to read and discuss. It is absolutely free and introduces (to most of you) the character of Tim Cross, HCA.

    Here's a little background:

    In the future the world is dominated by gigantic mega corporations that rule the markets like high tech feudal kingdoms. The only protection humanity has against the whims and machinations of the Megas is the Human/Corporate Advocacy, the HCA.

    Of the HCA's many agents, Tim Cross is one of the best. Smart, shrewd, incisive, he's a man cut from a cloth woven in a bygone era- an old-school private dick forced to live in a pristine, almost antiseptic future.

    When the teenaged murder suspect Cross has been assigned to protect turns out to be more than anybody expected, what follows is a high-speed, high casualty race to solve the mystery of the girl before the powerful forces out to kill her get their wish.

    You can find out more and get access to the preview by checking in HERE

    After the preview begins there will be regular updates, including art, character breakdowns, quotes from the series and more.

    What is a serial novel? Well, in this case it's like a monthly TV series with each chapter being like an episode. There's mystery, action, scifi, politics a TINY amount of sex and all for 99c a pop, beginning in October.

    Come on down and tell a friend.

    Book cover, GALATEA'S CROSS
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    Latest news is I've just sold a short story to Innsmouth Free Press which will be published in February.
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    On the subject of Innsmouth Free Press you can get the collected issues 5-7 for free through Amazon at the moment.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeOct 2nd 2012
    Grats, Steve!
    • CommentAuthorales kot
    • CommentTimeOct 9th 2012 edited
    Got a new thing coming out via Image Comics that I'm very excited about - CHANGE.

    #1 is coming out 12/12/12.

    Here's a thread I made for it.

    And here's one page.

    • CommentTimeOct 10th 2012
    FUCK. YES.
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    Two new poems published in Bad Robot.

    Second draft of my novel written. Need to get submitting.
    • CommentTimeOct 10th 2012
    I changed up my process on the story I'm working on now; instead of working from an outline, I just started free-associating. I hit a personal best as far as words-per-hour (as well as the number of instances of the word "handjob" for some reason), and I am really happy with the hallucinatory, subconscious feel of it. It's crazy and disjointed and it's a blast to work on.

    I just hope it doesn't suck.

    @ales: oh, yes, do want
    • CommentAuthorales kot
    • CommentTimeOct 13th 2012
    @texture: hee hee

    @Fauxhammer: Good. And more is coming.
    • CommentAuthorWelland
    • CommentTimeOct 19th 2012 edited
    Wrote a short horror story Alone No More, its now available on my website .I'd love to know what you guys think.

    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeOct 19th 2012
    Just sold my short story "A Cage Gilded" to the Gears & Growls anthology due out next year.
  7.  (10438.19)
    I've just gone and self-published a novel via Kindle Direct Publishing. Dark Eve is a horror novel set in my home town.

    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012