Lately I have been so caught up in Facebook posts and all sorts of other online distractions that I have again fallen behind on my writing projects. So, I've decided to do some spring cleaning, and made myself a brand new Facebook page that is strictly for writing not gossip, breaking news, or funny cat pictures. It's clear of games and any other distractions that once haunted me daily. I think, now, I may be less likely to check it so often.
Now that I have the clutter behind me, I can start working on my book everyday. It is so close to being ready for the editor. Right now, it's scheduled for June...if I can stay focused. Tomorrow, I will post the cove for Stories to Wrap Your Mind Around my next anthology of sci-fi, fantasy and spec-fic short stories. But, tonight I must work to make sure it's done on time.
I'm working on Stories to Wrap Your Mind Around. It is scheduled for release in late April from Melange-Books as long as I get in gear and do my part. This book is filled with short stories ranging in length from 500 words up to 3,000 words per story. I hope to the cover soon so I can get it posted. :)
I had to put "Mermaid's Kiss" on hold because of the other book, but I am shooting for Early May for its release as a Kindle short story. I'll keep everyone posted. I have so many projects, so I'm trying to take them one day at a time. I don't know why I always start so many at once!
I'm still taking submissions and working on Fictitious Magazine. I'm still posting one story and author interview a week until I get caught up. Then I'll go back to posting a new story or poem everyday. :)
Okay, so I know it's been a slow process, but I'd like to thank the readers and authors supported Fictitious Magazine in the old format and still show interest in the new. I have changed it to a blog format. I do have the submission page up. There is one problem, I tried to log into my email at firstname.lastname@example.org but was locked out because I couldn't remember the answer to the security question it gave me. I don't remember even setting one up! Anyway a minor setback, I'll get in there. ;)
Everything will be up and running on Jan. 1st, so I hope you all stop by, check it out and follow if you wish. until then...Happy Reading!
I HATE the WordPress blog, so I'm moving Fictitious Magazine to Blogger. The new link is fictitiousmagazine.blogspot.com.
I don't know if this blog is easier to navigate or if I'm just used to it, but I feel so overwhelmed with WordPress and I don't like the way it is setup. I can't wait to get the magazine up and running again and if I'll never get it done on WordPress.
Bear with me while I set up this new blog and get things ready for a January launch. You can still send submission and request for author interviews to me at email@example.com. For those who have not read the submission guidelines I'll have them posted on the new site soon. I cannot pay authors for their work, but I can offer you a place to be read, post links to other sites and books. Yippee! If anyone wants to start following the blog just slide on over, this way you can keep up with the progress and maybe even let me know if you have any suggestions. :)
My YA short story, "Alfred C. Bogeyman," has two wonderful reviews that I'd love to share.
This was a very cute and fun story. I really enjoyed reading it and having a few laughs with Ralph, Sean, and Adrian.
short story is about three children named Ralph, Sean, and Adrian who
believe that the boogieman is scaring Adrian's little brother Sam.
Adrian is the brave one in the group, Ralph is the brains, while Sean is
afraid of everything. Feeling the need to protect his little brother
Adrian and the boys go on a mission to find the boogieman and teach him a
lesson. They come up with a plan to use Sean's dog Socks to track down
the boogieman and scare him. I don't want to give too much away but I'll
say I really liked the ending of the story and really enjoyed reading
about Sean, Adrian, and Ralph. It was a really good read!
Dan Spanton- Author of The YA book Waiting for Natalie said: I
read ALFRED C. BOGEYMAN on a rainy October night in Maine, with a cup
of hot chocolate and a bowl of candy corn, and enjoyed every minute.
This tale from gifted storyteller M. ALLMAN is not a splurge at .99, but
it's definitely a treat.
Thank you both for the wonderful reviews. Alfred C. Bogeyman if available in PDF and HTML from Fire and Ice and at Amazon for Kindle. Happy Reading!
I have also been working on Fictitious Magazine and plant to have it up and running on January 1st 2013. I am taking submissions and emails from authors interested in doing and interview on the site. You can read the guidelines by clicking here
I hope to make the magazine a place for readers and writer to connect. :)
I am working on a new collection of short stories, Stories to Wrap Your Mind Around, scheduled for release sometime in 2013. So, Flashes of Fiction is no more. Those 5 stories will be a part of the larger collection and "Metamorphosis" that I was going to release as a Kindle short will now be in this collection as well, instead of a stand-alone story. I will have more information on this collection soon. :)