Saturday, October 20, 2012

New story acceptance

First item of business: I'm really pleased to announce that my story, "The Man at the End of the Chain," has been accepted into Jennifer Brozek's upcoming anthology Beast Within 4: Gears and Growls. The theme of this anthology is steampunk and shifters--meaning werewolves or other types of were-creatures. My story features one of the other types of were-creatures, and I'm incredibly excited that my story will be included.

Second item: If you're looking for a scary book to get you in the Halloween spirit, might I humbly suggest Fresh Blood, Old Bones on Kindle. (Also available on Nook.) You may remember from my last entry that I am one of the Fresh Blood contributors. I've been reading through all the stories and so far every story I've read has been fantastic, and just the right amount of creepy.

Third item: Life. Things and stuff are moving along at a decent clip. At the risk of being overly vague, a bunch of responsible life issues have popped up this week and I'm muddling through. I can sum up a lot of it by saying: Damn, I never realized how much sodium is in everything I like to eat!

But enough about life. Make-believe is infinitely more fun, and more accepting of potato chips.


defcon said...

Kudos on the acceptance! Was this that anthology call on twitter a few months back? 'Cause I remember one of the anthologies being for shape-shifting steampunk.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations again, Folly! Keep up the fantastic work!

How's your current story going, btw?

(You're right about the make-believe. Wish I could live there full time.)


Folly Blaine said...

defcon: Thanks! I'm fairly certain this is the same anthology that had the call on Twitter.

Darren: Actually, the story I was working on is the one that was just accepted (Man at the End of the Chain). So I'd say it's going well. :) Thanks for asking.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's fast work. How long did it take to write?


Folly Blaine said...

D: I had about two weeks from when I found out about the antho to the deadline, so about a week of thinking and then a week of writing and revising. Story ended up at about 5,200 words. The deadline was great motivation.

Anonymous said...

Very impressive.


Folly Blaine said...

Thanks, D. It's the fastest I've ever turned a story around. I hope people enjoy reading it.

Court Ellyn said...

Congrats on the sell! Wow, that antho sounds really fun. Looking forward to it.

Folly Blaine said...

Court: Thank you! I can't wait to see how the other authors handled the steampunk/shifter theme.