What a week it's been so far.
I've got a story in the Dead Guns Press crime anthology Dames & Sin two westerns in their Hangmen & Bullets slated for next week.
On top of that, I wrote a short piece of erotic fiction that was able to find a home with Solstice Publishing on its second submission. That short story is the reason behind all of this TJ Adams pen name stuff.
I'm not embarrassed by the fact that I have penned an erotic story, but think it better to separate the two. Crime, Western, Horror in one place and when the keyboard gets a little....well, you know. I will talk about that here.
So I started the week updating my Facebook author page and Twitter account, the website. Just talking up the new story that hit the street yesterday. Tuesday, I awoke to the acceptance of my erotic short An Innocent Act which required me to set up a separate Facebook and Twitter account and a website for TJ. (With only the one short story out so far...I'm not rushing out to buy another domain name. We'll just have to see what the old boy can come up with.
Then came bios and blurbs, dedications and acknowledgements, cover art and edits and trying to start some sort of social media presence.
This morning I received another acceptance from Solstice Publishing for a really long short story Cinnamon Girl. This one is more surreal horror and tragic romance than the erotic short, so I plan to use my real name for that one.
Another contract was returned along with a bio, blurb, dedication and acknowledgement. I'm sure that the editor will be in my inbox come morning.
And I get to make noise when Hangmen & Bullets arrives next week.
There are probably a dozen and a half submissions out there at the moment ranging from short anthology stories to novellas and a novel. Three of the novellas (written in series) could be combined for a 100k + novel. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, just busier than I have been as a writer.