Addicted to Writing

Until this post, I’ve shown and not told. Meaning, I have always presented my posts as substantive things, rather than frivolous posts about what I did this weekend, or what I think of the economy. But I wanted to share with you a past time I have taken to ever since a fishing trip to Canada two years ago.

And that past time is writing.

I started ambitiously, conjuring up an idea for a fantasy novel where a moth colony performs a ritual in which one of them passes through “the light” every cycle, until one gets through and shatters its world into a billion fireflies, forming our stars. From there, I’ve concepted, drafted, or completed about 45 stories, some short, some flash, and some novels. Most of them are fantasy, sci-fi, or horror, though I have written a couple memoirs, and some standard fiction stories.

Below is a complete running list of the stories that have made their way out of my head, in one form or another. I share this with you as a demonstration of my addiction to writing, and my goal to become published some time in the future. All-in-all I have submitted about seven of these stories to about 20 or so publishers, all of them (so far) receiving rejections (though I have about 5 submissions in the ether at the time of this posting).

My stories thus far . . .

SYNOPSES

01. The Adventures of Bullseye Barracks (series)
02. Cabinet of Curiosities
03. Cloud People
04. The Coal Train
05. The Cowboy and His Elephant
06. Demons of Devgiri
07. Man on the Lake
09. Stalin’s Engine
10. Twin Flames
11. Before There Were Cavemen
12. Nebbish Pecksniffian (series)
13. Orphans
14. The Second Plague

PARTIAL DRAFTS

01. Birthday Wish
02. Blue Sky Curse
03. Cloud Ship’s Bow
04. Diamond Tree
05. The Dragon Ships
06. Gunnysack
07. Honeypaw
08. Kingwood
09. Owl’s Breath
10. Trouble With Badgers
11. Want and Will
12. When the Wolves Come
13. The Accidental Camper
14. Death of a Dwarf Planet
15. The Diesels Are Coming
16. The Dryland Fisher
17. Forgotten Steps
18. A Future Self
19. Landscape With Librarian
20. The Last Branch
21. Shiny White Things
22. The Silent Nightingale
23. View With a Room
24. Wharren

NOVELS IN PROGRESS

01. The Lost Lantern (62,000 words)
02. The Traffic Seas (30,000 words)
03. Sunny Ridge Lane Memoirs (5,500 words)

COMPLETED STORIES

01. Asparagus
02. Beneath His Rubber Boots
03. Crossbow
04. Secret Hiding Spot

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