My story “These Troubles, Oh No” is now online over at A cappella Zoo. It’s an excerpt from my NaNoWriMo novel Uncurled. A different title was given in the notes, but it’s changed. Permanently, ’cause this is a much better title. It’s taken from a line in R.A. Lafferty’s The Reefs of Earth: “A child’s a monster still uncurled…”
Issue 6 of A cappella Zoo is also now online in its entirety. You can find it here. The issue is packed with great writing…if you’re a magic realism fan, you should check it out.
Another short story of mine, “Mirabilis”, has been accepted by Mirror Dance Magazine for their Summer 2011 issue. I’ll let you guys know when it’s up.
As far as the novel goes: I’ve been doing tons of research over the past several months, and have finally begun the third edit. It will involve some serious restructuring, but it’s the right decision. I’m exciting to get going on this draft, partly because once this draft is complete I’ll be ready to fine-tune the characters and in service of that goal I’ve promised myself a few rounds in a great bar with the Carnie Uncles to get some of their stories on tape. The handful I’ve heard already are a blast — I can’t wait for them to tell the tales I’m finally old enough to hear.
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The novel is shaping up…I’ve added yet another damn blog: http://www.menaceandwhimsy.com. It will eventually replace this blog (I’ll be moving material from here to there).