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Reply to an almost lover at Maudlin House on 9/15/2016

what I’m working on now


Title: Janus
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Status: Drafting
Current Word Count: 0
Deleted Word Count: 70-80,000 (yes, I lost track)
Draft 1: 50,000 words in NANOWRIMO 2009
Draft 2: 70,000 words in 2015/2016
Beta Reads Complete: 4
Chapter Critiques Received: 50 (as of 6/4/2016)
Draft 3: In Progress – Market Research & Re-Plotting

Title: Untitled
Genre: New Adult Dystopian
Status: Brainstorming
Current Word Count: 0


Title: Insatiable Woman
Genre: Poetry & Art
Status: Complete/In Submission
Word Count: 5,700
Final Draft: 4/18/2016
Submission Count: 1 (as of 6/4/2016)
Rejection Count: 0 (as of 6/4/2016)

standalone shorts:

complete/in submission:

Title: Three Hours Alone on Black Rock Beach
Genre: Creative Nonfiction/Prose Poetry/Lyric Essay
Status: Complete/In Submission
Word Count: 750
Draft 1: Spring 2011
Final Draft: April 2015
Critiques Received: 14
Submission Count: 8 (as of 6/4/2016)
Rejection Count: 8 (as of 6/4/2016)
*still in submission as a part of poetry chapbook*

Title: Reply to an almost lover
Genre: Flash Fiction – Experimental Form
Status: Accepted/Published
Word Count: 550
Draft 1: 5/13/2016
Final Draft: 8/2/2016
Critiques Received: 20 (as of 7/7/2016)
Submission Count: 5 (as of 8/3/2016)
Rejection Count: 2 form & 1 personal (as of 8/11/2016)
Withdrawal Count: 1
Accepted on: 8/12/2016
Published on: 9/15/2016

Title: 3 6 word stories
Genre: Microfiction
Status: Completed/In Submission
Word Count: 120 characters
Draft 1: 5/13/2016
Final Draft: 6/4/2016
Submission Count: 6 (as of 8/3/2016)
Rejection Count: 5 (as of 9/10/2016)

Title: Close to Death
Genre: Flash Fiction
Status: Completed/In Submission
Word Count: 700
Draft 1: 6/4/2016
Final Draft: 7/7/2016
Critiques Received: 13 (as of 7/7/2016)
Submission Count: 7 (as of 9/8/2016)
Rejection Count: 4 form & 2 personal (as of 9/11/2016)

Title: Departures
Genre: Flash Fiction
Status: Completed/In Submission
Word Count: 800
Draft 1: January 2015
Drafts 2-3ish: May 2016
Final Draft: 9/8/2016
Critiques Received: 28 (as of 7/7/2016)
Submission Count: 12 (as of 9/8/2016)
Rejection Count: 6 (as of 9/11/2016)


Title: The Lighthouse
Genre: Short Story – Magical Realism
Status: Drafting
Word Count: 3,700
Draft 1: 2008
Draft 2: 5/2/2016
Draft 3: September 2016
Critiques Received: 11 (as of 7/7/2016)

Title: She Cut Her Hair
Genre: Microfiction
Status: Drafting
Word Count: 350
Draft 1: May 2015
Critiques Received: 10 (as of 7/1/2016)

Title: The Omegle Story (Untitled)
Genre: Micro Fiction – Experimental
Status: Shelved
Word Count: 250
Draft 1: 5/2/2015
Critiques Received: 11 (as of 6/4/2016)

Title: 4:05
Genre: Flash Fiction
Status: Shelved
Word Count: 500
Draft 1: 2/20/2015
Critiques Received: 14 (as of 6/4/2016)

Title: Invisibility: a tale in 8 haiku
Genre: Poetry
Status: Shelved
Word Count: 800
Draft 1: 6/4/2016
Critiques Received: 8 (as of 7/7/2016)

Title: The Dirt on Destiny
Genre: Short Story – Horror
Status: Shelved
Word Count: 1,300
Draft 1: 2008
Draft 2: 4/27/2015
Critiques Received: 14 (as of 7/7/2016)

Title: We, travelers
Genre: Short Story
Status: Shelved
Word Count: 1,800
Draft 1: 2012
Draft 2: 6/20/2016
Critiques Received: 9 (as of 7/3/2016)

what I’ve worked on in the past

I’ve self-published creative nonfiction fairly sporadically on my blog over the past few years. As of June 2012, there is a schedule to this madness. Sometimes I even follow it (but not lately)! It’s called Wicked Wednesday and Sacred Sunday. Subscribing to WW and SS is the fastest and easiest way to consume my creations. You can do so via the sidebar on my blog page. I promise, it’s only one e-mail per month (sometimes even less)!

If inspiration’s hard to find, I’ll encourage prompts and other forms of reader participation in my blog. Currently I’m playing with words in a few of my own ways, such as Series and Challenges (explanation here) and WotW (Word of the Week), the fragment of my blog that takes a periodic stab at vocabulary expansion. WotWs will be marked like this, so you can easily scan my digital text to find them (though I hope you also find interest in the more common words I string together into thoughts and ideas).

If you wanna get technical (and boring), my journalism’s published as well. I worked my ass off at The Improviser, The Spinnaker, and WJCT/89.9FM for a solid four years before I finally realized a journalism career wasn’t for me. I’ve listed some of my articles in my portfolio, but the most interesting work I did was with WJCT’s Voices of the First Coast program. Hell, even my own oral history is archived there.