I know I am late for June but there is still more to share as always and the good times and so-so times just keep on rolling!
So while I’ve been continuing to write, revise, and further develop my Chimera universe, I decided to finally take a chance on social media again and resort to building a Pinterest page. Not a big reveal, but it’s a useful resource for stock photos and other reference materials for my own writing and for the artists who are so kind to lend me their talents to create visuals for the crazy worlds I intend to make.
In other news, I’ve also been looking to challenge myself with my writing, so I’ve started lurking on sites for contests to enter! Even those contests that don’t interest me have at least inspired me to try writing in different styles or with new conditions. So far I’ve only actually entered one contest, the Bartleby Snopes dialogue-only contest, and… I got rejected! But it’s cool. I still enjoyed the challenge and I am proud of the work I produced for it. My story “For My Child to Survive…” will be posted in the usual short stories section here. I also found another contest awhile back that called for stories written in less than 500 words, I believe, but I decided to write one in less than 200! I had already missed the deadline for their submissions, but I wanted to challenge myself regardless, and from that challenge I produced the short story “Horror From My POV”, which can also be viewed in the “Clutter” section.
While the new stories are still rolling out, I am also revising some old stories that have been on the site and some that have not been read by anyone else. I’ve been submitting to various publishers, hoping that some of the short comics I’ve had some of my artsy friends toil over and some of these short and sweet stories I’ve crafted on words alone will get a little more recognition, but once I get the Chimera anthology rolling, I do intend to create a collection of shorts from Yours Truly among other things!
Hopefully I can keep bingeing on the creative juices and maintain my momentum. Even if I fail with the contests, I am still finding success in challenging myself and I am increasing my productivity, which is always a positive. Check out the new stories and see what you think! That concludes the short story for now, but there is always more to come!