A little over a year ago, Davin Malasarn invited me and Michelle "Lady Glamis" Davidson Argyle to co-host the blog he'd founded, which blog you're now reading. It's been a swell year and we've had all sorts of interesting discussions and I have been pleased to meet a wide variety of writers (and readers) and I've been exposed to lots of cool stuff I'd never otherwise have read. So Davin, Michelle and I are getting to learn loads of things about you, our dear readers.
Yesterday Davin emailed me and Michelle and proposed that this week the three of us post a little bit about ourselves, just in the interests of full disclosure. Since Tuesday is one of my days to post, I get to go first. So here, then, is a very brief statement of who I am as a writer. Or something. I'm making this up as I go along, so I have no idea what I'm about to write. That'll teach Davin to propose this sort of nonsense.
Currently, my agent and I are getting a manuscript in shape to go out on submission. I've been working with Mr. Agent for a little over a year and I've been fortunate to not only have had his enthusiasm for my novel, but also his valuable feedback and the opportunity to meet some of his other Seattle clients. Which has been pretty cool. The novel I'm revising is a sort of wild take on Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and I write about the revision process on my own blog. When this finds a publisher, it will be my first published novel.
I wrote my first novel way back in the early 1990s. It was awful and I gave up writing novels for years, and began writing short stories. A couple of those have been published but since about 2007 I've mostly stopped writing shorts to concentrate on the novels. If you poke around my blog and the Literary Lab, you'll find examples of my prose writing. My most recent publication credit was as part of Davin's "200 Fingers Tapping" project for the exceedingly cool Opium magazine. A couple years ago I was rejected by "NOON" magazine, for which I've never forgiven them. A 2005 story I wrote called "The Solicitor's Clerk" can be found in a nice anthology. There is other stuff out there, but I don't so much want to draw attention to it.
You know what would be cool? If comments could include links to your published work. That would be cool.