Archive for the ‘Shameless Self-Promotion’ Category

Status For 6/14/13

June 14, 2013

So I just noticed that it’s been a while since my last ‘official’ status update, which in and of itself should give you the idea that I’ve been just a “tad” busy.  There’s been numerous reasons for this, some admittedly better than others, but the end result has always been the same.

So where am I right now?

Well right now my current writing project has expanded into easily twice the length I thought it would when I set my schedule for it, which, on top of everything else, has left me in dire need of a break, a break I will be taking . . . but not until after I complete the project.  Once’s that’s done though . . .

All bets are off.

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My New Favorite Editorial Note

March 28, 2013

As anyone who knows me already knows, I am far from averse to using “strong” language in person or in my writing when I feel the situation warrants it to add humor, emotional emphasis and/or fair warning that would be impossible to add another way.  I never swear just for the sake of swearing though; I find that lazy, and after a while excessive use of any word becomes smurfing annoying to me.  When I do something, even swearing, I like to do it right and to maximum effect.

Which is precisely why an editorial note I recently received regarding a page from my current story amused the hell(1) out of me:  “Hyphenate POS.”(2)

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(1) Let the record show that I didn’t even consider resisting this one.

(2) If you can’t guess the full phrase I used, you’re not old enough to know it.

New Category

March 25, 2013

When I started my publication schedule on my website, I know I said I was going to keep things simple at the time, and become more shameless about making a big deal out of it once I got comfortable with the routine, but certain signs have made it clear to me that I’ve been playing my cards a little too close to my chest.

So this is the official announcement of a new category here on Candles & Curses, namely “Shameless Self-Promotion.”  From time to time I’m going to be using it for its obvious purpose, particularly when I start and/or stop a new story because it turns out my own mother didn’t know I’d been posting my work.

No joke.

I’ve just got to get better at mentioning little things like this!