Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sunshine!

Alienskin accepted my story "Realer Than Real" last night! It'll be in the April/May issue. I'm especially thrilled since I've been trying to sell them something for a while.

It's 70-some degrees today, gorgeous sunny, spring-like weather. I've been down to the river to walk twice already on the two-mile songbird trail; staying inside seems stupid. This weather won't last. I've opened the windows in my bedroom, at least.

I finished reading Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston. It was good, and if I was 15 again I know it'd be one of my favorite books evar, but as an adult (and a writer) I found myself constantly aggravated by the sloppy writing. Adverbs and adjectives galore, said-bookisms, and lots of italicized words. But the characters are likable and the story is solid and interesting.

6 comments:

Josh Reynolds said...

Congratulations!

K.C. Shaw said...

Thanks!

Aaron Polson said...

Awesomeness. (feeling 15 again too)

K.C. Shaw said...

I wish I could drop all the writerly fussiness when I'm reading.

Hey, Aaron, I saw your name on Duotrope with a congratulations this morning!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Congratulations again. :)

Wondrous Strange is on my to buy list. I've noticed a lot of published books overrun with adverbs lately. :) In fact, I had one story published where the editor added adverbs to my story (slaps own wrist for not reading the proof - it was one of my first acceptances after a long hiatus away from writing).

K.C. Shaw said...

I don't know what it is about adverbs and such. I try to edit mine out as much as possible, but I keep seeing them all over the dang place too. Edit, people, edit!