Saturday, May 18, 2019

ArmadilloCon 41

I will be a workshop instructor and a panelist at ArmadilloCon 41 (August 2-4, 2019). More details to come!

Saturday, March 23, 2019

WORDfest 2019

This is the third year that Tarrant County College has hosted WORDfest. At WORDfest today, I gave a joint presentation with Rebecca Balcarcel on "Life After Your First Edit Letter." It went well, and we had fun!
P.S. Somehow, I forgot to mention WORDfest 2018, which I also hosted. Here's me at the event:

Sunday, January 20, 2019

The Write Stuff - flyer

Here's the flyer for The Write Stuff:

Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Write Stuff

The Arlington Public Library has asked me to do a presentation on the editing process on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 10:30AM to 12:30PM for their writer workshop series, The Write Stuff. Assuming people want to know what it's like for a novel as well as a short story, I will be teaming up with my friend Rebecca Balcarcel, who is nearing the end of the editing process for her novel, The Other Half of Happy. More details to come!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

IMMERSION Acceptance!

My short story "A Debate over the Hopping Undead" has been accepted for publication in Immersion: An Asian Anthology of Love, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction. The anthology will come out this summer. After spending years concentrating on my professorial career, I'm finally feeling like a writer again. Woohoo!
Update: The contract says the anthology will come out in the fall.

Writers of the Future Honorable Mention

I don't enter the Writers of the Future Contest often. I earned my previous honorable mention from them, which was also my first honorable mention from them, back in 2015. I've won a second honorable mention from the Writers of the Future Contest this year, though they don't actually mention Honorable Mentions to anyone but the people who win them....
Writers of the Future Contest Honorable Mention

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

ArmadilloCon 40

Receiving an invitation to be a panelist at ArmadilloCon 40 reminds me that I haven't been good about updating my blog. I hosted WORDfest this year on March 24 and presented on "Controlling Runaway Ideas and Competing Projects." Briefly in April, I stayed at The Writers' Colony in Eureka Springs where I learned the value of a writers' retreat: setting aside solid time when I "should be writing" instead of "should be doing something else." Having a firm purpose makes a difference in productivity! As for ArmadilloCon 40, I turned it down this year because I already have other plans for that weekend.

Urania at the Great Wall

Urania at the Great Wall
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