Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The results are in

The 2006 Bulwer-Lytton best-of-the-worst opening lines fiction contest.

So many good ones to choose from--you'll want to read them all.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

'Pomes'

I just got a package in the mail the other day: three copies of a book called Regrets Only. It's a collection of poems.

Why do I have three? I believe that was my payment for the two 'pomes' I have in this anthology. But I forgot all about it. So I checked my submission tracker.

Back in 2003, I sent three poems to Little Pear Press. Around a year later (late 2004 or early 2005), I found out Little Pear Press wanted two of them to put in a book. Since I'm not much of a poet, I didn't shop the poems around to anyone else, and I was happy to have my work accepted.

And here we are, three years after I initially sent in the poems, with a lovely little book to put on my shelf. Thanks, Little Pear Press!

Friday, July 07, 2006

five point five

Five point five.

5.5 words per minute, I mean. As a typing speed, that's not at all impressive. But I'm proud of my five point five wpm. Because if you can type 5.5 quality words per minute, for 5.5 hours a day, and for 5.5 days per week, chances are you'll have a 75,000 word novel in about 5.5 weeks.

It's a good goal. 5.5 words per minute doesn't seem like too much to ask. Take it one minute at a time.