It’s been five months since I’ve last posted here. In that time, I’ve made progress on a few short stories, have had two rejections for completed work (one from a twitfic magazine and one from Apex Magazine). These rejections didn’t hurt, even if I was hoping for acceptances. The fact that I got rejections means that I actually submitted something. The more I do it, the easier it will get.
I’ve been toying with an idea to marry two of my hobbies together. I’ve always been interested in bookbinding and crafts of that sort. I’ve watched plenty of good videos on how to bind books (such as this one) and I even hand-bound my architecture portfolio back when I was a sophomore in college. This interest has led to an interesting idea. I’ve decided that I want to print my short stories as chapbooks and use them as promotional materials. I think it’s unique enough that someone will want to read them, and the project is easy enough that I can do it using my home printer and some supplies I’ve bought online. I already attempted one such chapbook with mixed results. I’ll hopefully be making a full blog post about that project as soon as I can. Right now, I want to focus on getting this one right.
Stay tuned for that and more info regarding my many, many story rejections to come.