No Reading Radar for a bit

Reading Radar returns January 2

Until then, I’m finishing my marking and reports for my workplace, and looking into ways to earn extra coin during the break between semesters. I’m driving towards completion of the draft of the novel I’m working on as well. On top of all that, I’m also dealing with some personal matters and I’m engaged in some counselling sessions.

A bit of a mess, aye, but I will get through it and I will return.

Keep dreaming, keep reading, and of course, keep writing!

I am 40! (Cross-post from tccedwards.com)

I’ve copied this post from my other blog, tccedwards.com.

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I’m 40 today, and I’m feeling pretty okay with it.

I mean, there’s a lot that’s been wrong with my life, but there’s also a lot that’s been right, and I hope both sides have shown up in my writing. My wife and I have serious issues to get through. We agree on our kids, though – our wonderful boys bring joy into our lives, even as we both work harder than ever to provide for them.

This impending birthday is one reason my online story, Far Flung, has been long in getting another update. I’ve been pretty anxious about turning 40, and wondering what exactly it means. I have a career, a family, and kids, but nowhere near as much writing as I wanted to do. There may be some interesting news soon – I’ve been in talks with a potential publisher, describing my plans for a story very different from Far Flung. I can’t say more now, but I’m pretty hopeful something new and different will come of it.

It’s been over a month since I’ve published a Far Flung episode, and it will probably be one more before I really get back to it. I’m looking at an early July release for the next episode – but rest assured, I have drafts for 2 episodes almost ready now, with a 3rd in the works. My goal is to have 1 episode ready and 3 more nearly ready when I post the next part.

The next episode will also start a new act in the overall arc of the story, with the Tereshkova colonists trying to live in the habitat prepared for them by their alien allies. There will be several episodes devoted to life in this temporary colony and the tensions that develop between members of the Tereshkova crew.

It’ll be really fun if something comes of the publishing talks and I work on Far Flung at the same time. Either way, I expect to start a Patreon funding scheme for Far Flung soon – something to help me devote more time to Far Flung, hire editing services, and produce better episodes with material on characters, technology, and other background information.

So that’s what’s going on. Just your friendly neighborhood author keeping busy and having an existential crisis as another decade of life passes!

Far Flung is listed at Web Fiction Guide

Far Flung is listed with the cool kids on Web Fiction Guide

If you ask Reddit “Where do I post my serial?” the answer is invariably “Web Fiction Guide Dot Com!”

So naturally, I had to try it out!

My listing is at webfictionguide.com/listings/far-flung/

Share and Enjoy!


 

Now, I *really* have to work on something not Far Flung for a little, but it shouldn’t be too long before I get back to it…

 

Detailed reviews will now be weekly!

Just putting in this quick little post so I’m not away from this place too long!

Unless any of the staff at Every Day Fiction, or anyone kind enough to review my work requests a review (such requests are always welcome, by the way), I will be doing a detailed review of one piece of flash fiction found during my weekly reading. I won’t necessarily choose the best one I find, but one which I strongly feel has something to teach beginning writers.

I do consider all requests sent through my feedback form. My personal criteria for review:

  1. The story should be less than or around 2000 words.
  2. It should be free to read on the internet or on a free mobile app.
  3. I will consider stories posted on personal blogs, provided that there are clear signs of spell-checking & proofreading.

That’s all I can think of, but I may come back to this list again if I need to.

Time for me to get back to my reading, and of course, my writing!