Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Love Letter to January

Actually, I'm pretty glad January is over. It's been cold, so cold. The kids at school are about ready to explode with cabin fever. I'm tired of dry skin and cracked hands.

Bring on the sun! Bring on spring!

But first, let me pause to reflect:

I wrote three new short stories ("Tommy of the Flood", "Empty Vessels", and "The Distillery") plus one flash piece ("Fuzzy") inspired by one of Owen's books and another flash that will remain nameless for the time being. I edited a couple other bits and launched them in to the ether.

I placed a drabble with Drabblecast, a weird flash piece with Everyday Weirdness, and a magical realism short with A cappella Zoo.

A few things were published on the web, but my favorite appearances for January landed in Monstrous from Permuted Press and Northern Haunts from Shroud.

I tinkered with Rock Gods and Scary Monsters a bit and wrote about 3.5K on The House Eaters.

In support of the small press, I took out a subscription to Murky Depths and purchased the latest edition of Black Ink Horror (#5).

Whew.

January was a good month for personal reflection, too. Thanks for all the great discussions.

I'm going to go play with my kids.

7 comments:

Jamie Eyberg said...

Very good month indeed. I hope that February (and the rest of the year) are as good for you.

Natalie L. Sin said...

If it wasn't for Curel, I think my hands would have fallen off by now *lol*

BT said...

You have been a busy boy.

Let us know what you think of Murky Depths. Strange pay rate, but the level of story they publish, from the little I've seen, looks very good.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Murky Depths is fantastic. I love the mix of comics and short stories, and they have the best illustrators.

Aaron Polson said...

Jamie - February always seems so short...wait, it is short.

Natalie - I might have to try Curel.

BT - Murky Depths is a nice magazine. I think it is one of those "prestige pays" mags. I'll do a more in depth review on the blog.

Cate - and the covers are awesome.

K.C. Shaw said...

I am so very ready for spring! Fortunately it comes early here--the daffodils will start to bloom in a few weeks and then the next thing you know, it'll be March and all sunny and warm!

Your January sounds like it was very productive!

Danielle Ferries said...

Sounds like you had a great January. Am really looking forward to reading Northern Haunts.