Eyeball on the Prize

Eyeball on the Prize

Fellow MUGster Rebecca Jordan writes regularly for DIYMFA, and I was honored when she interviewed me for her article on the emerging New Adult genre. I have certainly learned a thing or two by attending conferences and querying my first novel, which has many of the tenets of NA. The article is absolutely worth a read, if I do say so myself. Check it out HERE!

This week I’ve been editing like crazy. The final round of edits for the Riding Light Review‘s forthcoming special horror issue is in full swing, and this issue will be coming out any day now!

A section from a creepy sketch I did a while back...

Are we in the Halloween spirit yet? A section from a creepy sketch I did a while back…

I recently had another story accepted for publication in a lit mag–with revisions. Their letter said, “we…hope you are open to discussing some small editorial points.” I was thrilled but also nervous. What did that mean? What are “small editorial points” and, if I couldn’t revise to their liking, would that mean they wouldn’t publish my story? Every literary journal operates a little differently. One of the members of my writers group told me she got a story accepted with revision and she went back and forth with the editors through seven drafts. I’ve also heard of lit mags reneging–if they dislike the revisions, they won’t publish the piece after all. In my case, most of their requests were easy fixes like deleting a sentence here or changing a word there. A few requests were not so easy to address. I sent my revision in a few days ago and I’m waiting with bated breath for their response! Fingers crossed, they like what I’ve done…