Saturday, February 25, 2012


I completed and submitted my eighth short story of the year this evening. This one's a 3,000-word erotic romance I started writing February 23 in response to an anthology call for submissions.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


I finished and submitted my seventh short story of the year this evening. It's a 3,500-word confession I started writing March 12, 2008.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

6, 7, 8

I received my 6th, 7th, and 8th acceptances of the year this afternoon, all for confessions.

This year is beginning the way last year ended, with me selling stories faster than I'm writing new ones. If I don't increase productivity, I'll soon run out of stories to sell!

Sunday, February 19, 2012


I completed and submitted my sixth short story of the year a few minutes ago. This one's a 4,700-word confession I started writing October 8, 2007.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


My 5th acceptance of the year arrived a few minutes ago, this time for a 5,000-word confession.


I received my 4th acceptance of the year earlier this afternoon, this time for a 3,000-word confession.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


I finished and submitted my fifth short story of the year a few minutes ago. This one's a 5,000-word confession I started writing January 25.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Guest lecturer

Wednesday I spoke to students in a magazine writing class at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton, Texas.

This may be the first time I've ever spoken about writing and editing non-fiction; I usually speak about writing fiction. What I realized when I gave my presentation is that the basic information is the same.

My favorite line of the day: A good magazine article begins with a query letter and ends with a check.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

2, 3

This year is off to a slow start, but I finally received my 2nd and 3rd acceptances of the year this afternoon. Both are confessions, one written in 2006 and one written in 2008.

Friday, February 03, 2012


My story "I Found Love at the End of the Rainbow" appears in the March issue of True Story.

Thursday, February 02, 2012


My erotic crime story "The Gunsel, the Nance, and the Redheaded Rooster" was published in the anthology Mob Men on the Make. The anthology was officially released last September but my contributor copy didn't arrive until today.