For long time readers, you know I’ve been writing fiction for a while now. The big problem has been one of commitment (on my part) – I’ll have spurts of creativity, but then real life will intervene, work will interfere, and before you know it, I’m in a slump.
One of my long term goals has always been to see my fiction (both long format and short) published. I don’t want to make more of this than it is – it’s one short story, and there are many more out there – but the March issue of New Myths will have my short story, “Io Asunder.”
This story took a long, arduous path to publication, all of it behind the scenes. I learned a lot during the struggle to make this a salable story, lessons I hope to apply to other stories. That’s not to say there’s a formula to getting published (if there is, I don’t know of anyone that’s found it), but I think I finally grok what the difference between stories I write that get a dismissive grunt, and the stories that get nibbles.
I’ll post more info as it becomes available. I realize this is old news to twitter and facebook followers, but it was a big deal to me 🙂