2020: A Year in Review

As much as 2020 sucked in myriad ways, it was a good year for me in terms of writing. I made some great sales, published fiction as well as poetry, and became a member of  Horror Writers Association. Most importantly, I feel like my writing has improved as I’ve been getting holds/shortlists at great magazines much more frequently than before.

Here’s my 2020 output.

Flash Fiction
Microfiction (100 words or fewer)
  • They Whisper, Trembling with Fear, May 24, 2020. (sci-fi horror)
  • Three Royal Consorts, The Wellington Street Review, March 2020. (historical fiction — interconnected drabbles)
  • Among the Stars, Frozen Wavelets, February 29, 2020. (sci-fi horror)
  • Embrace, Dark Moments (Black Hare Press),  February 28, 2020. (horror)

I know 2021 will be very busy at work, so I will have less time for fiction than I had in 2020. I’ve been happy with my flash output and the ability to publish it, so, in 2021, what I really need to do is write and try to place some longer stories. For a while now, I’ve been promising myself I would do it, but it’s hard to deny the pull of the comfortable long-flash form (~1000 words). I hope to jump the hurdle of the unknown and produce some proper short stories (~3-5k words) in the new year.

Happy 2021, everyone!

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