As of right now I have a short story in a collection that’s just been released, another in a collection that’s going through edits, a third that has just been accepted to a collection, a fourth that I have just submitted and gotten an informal acceptance, and I am currently working on another for an anthology that has just been announced.
I’m kind of between novels. Since I have wrapped up The Book Of Lost Doors series, I have been playing with ideas, but I keep running into snags with longer works. So I am going to be concentrating on the short story form for a while.
In recognition of this, I am going to be participating in NaNoWriMo this year, but my goal isn’t 50,000 words of a novel, but 50,000 words of short stories. Mostly, though, I am looking forward to spending some structured time with other writers.
So I’ll be looking for anthology announcements. I run across them fairly frequently. I don’t expect that every story I write in November will be for a particular collection, but I’ll hit as many as I can.
In addition, I will be getting to the point fairly soon where I can start thinking about putting together a collection of my own. The anthologies I have published in have first publication rights only, so I’ll have a number that I can republish in a collection inside a few months. And, of course, it would be good to have a few original and exclusive ones to put in.
That’s where I am right now–for purposes of entertainment only, not intended to be definitive, past performance is no guarantee of future return, subject to change without notice, we assume no responsibility for failed predictions, and not to be used as a flotation device.