Monday, October 26, 2009

Splat...

...go my thoughts, spraying every which way.

Firstly, two great contests find themselves in full, um, gear. KV Taylor asks what nasty (fictional) villain or other undesirable you might bring to a Halloween party. Barry Napier wants recommendations for quality, online dark fiction at his blog. Try 'em out. You might win something fun.

Secondly, Cate Gardner will be cheering on our NaNoWriMo suckers friends. I'll be there, too, bringing the pictures (each post in November will have an "inspiring" photo). My Friday flash might even have a NaNo theme. Time will tell.

Thirdly, 52 Stitches will change its look a little this Saturday (Halloween). I'm running a poll for font/background color suggestions. You can also use our newly purchased url: http://www.52stitches.com/ (which redirects to the blog). Yes, I've given up--the "official" name of the site is 52 Stitches (in numeral form, not word). If you don't know what I'm talking about, that's fine. I'm not sure I do, either. (I tried sooooo hard for Fifty-Two Stitches to stick...but the url is sooooo much easier this way. Ease=more memorable.)

Finally, I'm thrilled that "Inked" will find itself in this year's Every Day Fiction anthology. Of the four pieces I've had in EDF, "Inked" was the one which received the most derisive comments. Go figure.

Happy Monday, everyone.

15 comments:

K.C. Shaw said...

Ooh, they've announced the EDF anthology already? Congrats on your story being selected!

52 is indeed easier to type than Fifty-Two, although it's not as elegant. :)

Alan W. Davidson said...

Congrat on 'Inkded'. Yes, it was contoversial to the EDF masses. It's good that they've put it in the anthology, so that the nay-sayers can break out the "green" pens to write down thier comments privately. It was an excellent story.

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Any story that gets people riles up is worth re-printing, I say...

Aaron Polson said...

K.C. - I don't know if they've announced yet, but I received an email this weekend. I was going for elegance, but if you build the most elegant hotel in the desert, you'll still have no guests. I'm not sure that metaphor works, but hey...

Alan - Thanks. They can even tear it out of the antho for all I care. ;)

Jeremy - I hear that. I wish all my stories could spur such a response.

Barry Napier said...

Congrats on the EDF antho! And I look forward to the motivational pics.

abrokenlaptop said...

YES! Pictures!

Wow, congrats on the anthology. That's excellent./ :)

-Mercedes

katey said...

I rather like the hotel in the desert metaphor-- but I do think "52 Stitches" looks fairly elegant. I'm not known for my class, but I do know a thing or two about aesthetics. (So I pretend when I send off my student loan checks... gah.)

Congrats on the anthology-- I remember liking that story, thanks very much. And thanks for the mention-- my guest list, she grows!

Cate Gardner said...

Congratulations on EDF. And woot for the cheerleading.

Robert said...

Very cool about the EDF anthology. "Inked" is great, but I also really loved "How To Burn A House" ... or is that past the cut-off point? Maybe next anthology.

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks, Barry.

Mercedes - I'm working on "theme days" for the pics. Heh.

Katey - You just made me feel better about 52. Thanks. ;)

Cate - We should get virtual uniforms.

Robert - Thanks. I'm not sure of the cut off...some time in September?

Natalie L. Sin said...

Those are a buttload of contests!

Congrats on the anthology : )

Danielle Ferries said...

Congrats on Inked.

Carrie Harris said...

Congrats on the antho. As always, I'm astounded at how much you get done along with that whole work thing. Maybe I should stop piffling round on the internet and write.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Way cool on the Antho. That is a great story and well worthy of a dead tree edition. Can't wait to see what you come up with for pics.

Aaron Polson said...

Natalie, Danielle - Thanks.

Carrie - I just steal ideas from my students. (kidding, of course...but they are inspirations)

Jamie - Thanks. I've already started a folder for pictures.