Letting Life Lead
I just thought you should know I’ve been baking bread. The only thing that smells better than fresh bread is homemade cookies. Amiright?
That’s not all that’s been cooking.
I have tried for the last year to find home for my stories, but that hasn’t panned out with the exception of one. I’m not giving up, but I’ve changed gears and have put twenty-five of my best short stories into a book collection. For the past month I’ve been expanding some of the shorter ones, fixing pacing in others, and doing some polishing. I hadn’t realized how much I’d written for Yeah Write, NYCM, and other contests until I started to sift through them.
The collection features strong female leads and three main genres: science fiction, fantasy, and horror. For those who remember it, Mindful Things (the first story I wrote for NYCM) is included. Once I remember where I put it, Proprioception might make the cut. I’ve got an idea for a book cover via a photographer friend of my cousin, too.
Since my budget is zero dollars, I’ll be self-publishing and self-editing. Shh, yes, I know I have comma issues. Yes, I know you aren’t supposed to edit yourself, but hey it’s either DIY or not at all. That’s just the way the penny spins, people.
So far no preliminary testers who have read it has hated it.
I hope to be ready for proper beta reads soon.
The Literary (or Junk) Writings of Leslie Muzingo
Poetry, History, Mythology
Confessions of a White Trash Hoe
Learn to Live
Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry Journal
TinyPurpleMe: Part Two
Illustrated Short Stories
Essays and reviews on narrative in games and new media
My reflections of life in general.