First, the announcement!
My short story, “Shadow Pool,” is finally up and out into the world. Issue 2 of Imaginarium, the spec lit mag of UC Berkeley, is currently available. And, bonus, right now both Issue 1 and Issue 2 are available for free. There is some poetry, some artwork, and of course, short stories.
I confess, I was a little worried about this one. They accepted “Shadow Pool,” which can best be described as spec fiction/horror/undersea adventure, and then there was a long period where I didn’t hear anything. Then, out of the blue, I got my document back with suggested changes. So, I went through, accepted some, didn’t accept others, and sent it back. I didn’t hear anything back, but as I was going through my Web pages trying to design some updates and changes, I thought I might as well check it out and see if it was up.
So, that’s some good news as we head into NaNo ’13. I’ve got a bunch of reading that I’m plowing my way through in lieu of obsessing about the fact that I have to pull 50K+ words out of nothing more than the bare germ of a plot and a really intense moment of authorial hallucination. But, if there’s one thing that will stem the neurosis and get the writer-butt in gear, it’s seeing your name in print. If you have a few minutes, check out the story, and let me know what you think!