The lazy summer days of writing in my backyard have given way to cooler mornings working in my basement, waiting for the sun to rise. It’s been a long time and a lot of words since last I wrote here, largely as a result of a rather unusual summer for me, productivity-wise anyways.
Generally, the goal of each summer has been the completion of a first draft, only now, after several years of this, I have found myself with an accumulation of manuscripts. Thus, rather than start on something new, I’ve spent the summer of revisiting and revising old projects, one of which I was able to workshop this month at When Words Collide, Calgary’s writing conference, .under the guidance of David B. Coe.
When Words Collide also provided me with the opportunity to attend a workshop with agent Sam Hiyate, who offered some sage advice on query letter writing. Hopefully, I’ll be able to put those words to good use this Fall.
Finally, some goods: Coffin Hop Press announced their publishing plans for the next two years! Scheduled somewhere in 2018 is Taller Tales of the Weirded West, a sequel to 2015’s best-selling Tall Tales of the Weird West anthology. Perhaps Timothy from “Dinner in Carcosa” will ride again?