Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Curiosity Killed the Hog

Updates, updates everywhere...

Alright, let's see...doing the final edit on "Parable of Judas" tonight and getting it sent off to garner a rejection from Age of Blood and Snow. After that, I have this idea of a little girl and homemade, highpowered "hog grinder" (not sure what would work for that...) that I want to get on paper, edit, and submit to Black Garden. I should be hearing back this week on my Unspeakable Horrors submission, though I'm leaning towards another rejection. Once all this is done, I want to start fleshing out an idea I had not too long ago, see if there's a story or something longer behind it.

After this rush is done, I'm going back to work on the Long One again for a bit. I can't juggle two projects at once, not with the kiddo and wife and job search. On that front, I have a face-to-face interview next week with Humana for a call center, Medicare customer service slot. Not the best job in the world, but it'd pay the bills for now and the benefits package up there is great.

Let's see, things still out....

"Colburn Men"
"Dead Air"
"No Tell Motel"
"Tribe of Harry"
"Demon Whiskey"
"Weekend Trip"
"It Wonder Me"
"Fragile Obsession"
"Linquistic Prescription"

Also, there's a truck stop story outlined and just waiting to see page that'll start after I write on these anthology submissions.

Now, to head over to KFC and pick up dinner, cause I don't feel like cooking tonight.


J.C. Tabler

-Oh yeah, almost forgot. Picked up a Maine Coon last night from a rescue operation. Named him Ambrose, as in Ambrose Bierce. I'll get a picture of him, Hemingway, and the rest of our zoo up as soon as I can figure out how to work my camera. Technology, though art not my friend.


Catherine J Gardner said...

Good to see your busy writing. I love the title 'Linguistic Prescription'.

Inspiration for 'The Black Garden' anthology is eluding me at the moment. The editor, Christopher Allan Death, usually replies really quickly to submissions which is always good. Good luck, good luck, good luck.

J.C. Tabler said...

I try to stay busy with everything I do...though it seems to run away from me at the strangest times.

I have my stepdaughter to thank for the "Black Garden" idea. She's a little holy terror.

Catherine J Gardner said...

She sounds like my niece. When she was a baby her hands always seemed to be in a prayer position - now we know she was just praying for future forgiveness. :)