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Two More Story Publications!

This weekend I'm quite pleased to announce that two more of my stories have been published.

The first, "Freewheeling", appears in the latest issue of Dogmatika. (They've been having bandwidth problems recently, so if the story doesn't come up right away, please keep trying.) Thanks to editor Susan Tomaselli for taking this story--its subject matter makes it a fairly esoteric piece, and I was beginning to wonder if I'd ever find a home for it.

The second, "Immortality", appears in THE2NDHAND. This journal consistently publishes some of the most interesting writing coming out of Chicago these days, and I'm quite proud to be associated with them. Kudos to editor Todd Dills for adding me to the posse.

The publication of "Immortality" makes it the second story I wrote during NaNoWriMo 2004 (the year I wrote stories instead of a novel) to be published, which makes that year infinitely more productive than my other three years of NaNoWriMo and the two novels-in-hiatus they created. Sometimes I think that finishing a novel may be well beyond what my patience will allow. I like seeing the finished product, which is why I've found writing stories to be so intrinsically rewarding and writing novels to be so daunting. Not that there's any shame in sticking to short stories, of course--some of my favorite writers, including Stuart Dybek, have made nice careers out of the form. If I could have one-tenth of Dybek's accomplishments I'd be more than pleased with myself.

August 6, 2006 in Fiction | Permalink