November 19th, 2007

eyes_derek

"Sacrifices"

I finished the rewrite today. Going to give it to the writing group tonight if they'll have it. I subbed "Mother of Exiles" two weeks ago, looking for cut advice. No matter what, I'm happier with the story flow. I played with the tense again, trying to make the shifts less obvious.

So, hopefully I'll have something to send out into the world early December. F&SF first, and then possibly Fantasy after that. This isn't an SF story, so it's definitely not right for Asimovs or Analog. Or even Interzone or Baen's, which are two other markets I'd like to crack. Perhaps Strange Horizons. Or even IGMS, since I bumped into its editor Sunday night after WFC and he commented how he likes dark fiction.
eyes_derek

Black Static 2

Black Static 2 offers a seemingly bigger slate of stories than the first issue. So, it looks like I'm going to get lots to read for Christmas. :-)

In addition to the non-fiction columns by Peter Tennant, Mike O'Driscoll and company, there's fiction by Steve Rasnic Tem and Scott Nicholson.