So this was June 2019

5 Jul

I’ve made 117 new submissions. 106 rejections. 4 acceptances.
3 withdrawn, none not received as of yet.

Shots Of Repatriated Bastard & Sam, I Am both sold on Jan 21st to Jouth Vol 2.
Two Tickets To The End Of The World (Unused) was accepted by CafeLit.
(Please note, this was not a sale. No money was involved)
The Subaudibles sold on Mar 18th to Aurora Wolf.

There are currently 32 stories out in submission:-

_out in subs

I’m still hopeful that Tuck & Roll will be published this year, 2 yrs after it was sold.

The Razors Edge is now out in issue 1 of The Weird And Whatnot.
Two Tickets To The End Of The World (Unused) is available to read for free at CafeLit.
The Subaudibles is available to read for free at Aurora Wolf.
How Have The Mighty Fallen? is now out in Insignia Vol 7.

One story has been placed on hold as the market may use it later this year.

There’s some news which hasn’t been officially announced yet, so I’ll share that when it’s live.

EDIT:- This news is currently on hold. Sorry about that.

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Camp Nano July 2019 – The Rules!

24 Jun

I’d like to start by saying I WILL be taking part in Camp Nano this July, despite the fact I’ve got a hospital appt in the very middle of the month. It may or may not be for actual laser surgery on both my eyes. If this is the case then I’ll be losing at least one day to the procedure & the recovery process.

STATEMENT OF INTENT:- During the month of July 2019 I will be writing at least 40,000 words across numerous short stories of varying lengths. 40k is my minimum goal, the goal may be shifted up (or down) at any point during the month. I’m setting it low due to the recent creative lull I have barely just got back from. It’s a goal of 1290 words per day.

THE RULES:- I can use any ideas I’ve already outlined. I can also use ideas I’ve already started writing but I can’t count any of the words I may have already written. Any revisions or inserts CAN be counted.

BAIL-OUT CLAUSE:- I reserve the right to call an end to Camp at any point, for mental health reasons. I don’t want to have a repeat of April 2019 Camp where I basically lost my mind & couldn’t get going again then resented writing for the next few months.

ACCOUNTABILITY:- I will be completely up front on the days where I write stuff I have already started. I will report those wordcounts truthfully Failing to reach the daily goal is not a failure of Camp. Camp will only be deemed failed if I call an end early or I don’t reach whatever the current set target is. Daily & Total wordcounts will be posted on Twitter & Facebook so my followers can not only track my progress, they can offer their support or keep me honest.

I’ve never lied during a Camp or a NaNo before now, and I’m not about to start now.

GENERAL OUTLINE & HOPES:- I’d like to complete 20 or so short stories so I’ve got new material to submit out. I’d also like to get myself enthused about writing and being creative again.

APRIL CAMP 2019; LESSONS LEARNED:- Not to be in a hurry to get a big lead. Not to write too much in the first week or so, and burn myself out physically & mentally. Camp is a marathon, not a sprint. Every word written is a step in the right direction. Don’t place unnecessary pressure on myself to write a certain amount each day. The goal is achieveable & there’s an entire extra day from a regular Nano to win in.

Wish me luck, I am all in from here.

So this was May 2019

3 Jun

I’ve made 91 new submissions. 88 rejections. 4 acceptances.
3 withdrawn, none not received as of yet.

Shots Of Repatriated Bastard & Sam, I Am both sold on Jan 21st to Jouth Vol 2.
Two Tickets To The End Of The World (Unused) was accepted by CafeLit.
(Please note, this was not a sale. No money was involved)
The Subaudibles sold on Mar 18th to Aurora Wolf.

There are currently 26 stories out in submission:-

may, out in subs

How Have The Mighty Fallen? will appear in Insignia Vol 7. Kelly is hoping to get that out some time in early June.

I’m still hopeful that Tuck & Roll will be published this year, 2 yrs after it was sold.

The Razors Edge is now out in issue 1 of The Weird And Whatnot.
Two Tickets To The End Of The World (Unused) is available to read for free at CafeLit.
The Subaudibles is available to read for free at Aurora Wolf.

One story has been placed on hold as the market may use it later this year.

I managed to get a decent chunk of stories out in May, I’m fairly pleased about that. I now have a “new” laptop which is just for writing so I can write literally anywhere I want now, including in bed.

There’s some news which hasn’t been officially announced yet, so I’ll share that when it’s live.

So this was April 2019

4 May

I’ve made 79 new submissions. 80 rejections. 4 acceptances.
3 withdrawn, none not received as of yet.

Shots Of Repatriated Bastard & Sam, I Am both sold on Jan 21st to Jouth Vol 2.
Two Tickets To The End Of The World (Unused) was accepted by CafeLit. (Please note, this was not a sale. No money was involved)
The Subaudibles sold on Mar 18th to Aurora Wolf.

There are currently 25 stories out in submission:-

_april out in subs

I’ve got 1 story awaiting publication in the near future.
How Have The Mighty Fallen? will appear in Insignia Vol 7.

I’m still hopeful that Tuck & Roll will be published this year, 2 yrs after it was sold.

The Razors Edge is now out in issue 1 of The Weird And Whatnot.
Two Tickets To The End Of The World (Unused) is available to read for free at CafeLit.
The Subaudibles is available to read for free at Aurora Wolf.

One story has been placed on hold as the market may use it later this year. I won’t say who, out of respect. Please don’t ask who it is?

It was a quiet month during April, and not because of Camp NaNo either. I gave up on that on the 8th, I wasn’t in a good headspace but I’m hoping the reason for that will resolve itself soon.

Bibliography Page for Ray Daley

23 Apr

Below is links to my submitted published work. My self-pubbed work won’t be listed here.
If it’s free, there’s a direct link to the story. If it’s in an anthology, I’ve linked to where you can buy it.

Tesla’s Grave. Amazon. May 1st, 2012
Lightning Strikes Twice; A Flash Fiction Collection. Amazon. December 7th, 2012
Return From Red Zone. 365tomorrows. Jan 12, 2013
The Man Who Was Twelve Bears. Linguistic Erosion. January 16, 2013
Ground Zero. Linguistic Erosion. January 19, 2013
The Last Mighty One. Linguistic Erosion. January 24, 2013
The Keepers, Kept. Linguistic Erosion. April 7, 2013
The Armstrong Moment. Linguistic Erosion. May 15, 2013
Salary Man. 365tomorrows. May 28, 2013
Come In Number 13, Your Time Is Up! Linguistic Erosion. August 20, 2013
Back From The War. Farther Stars Than These. March 20, 2014
First Impressions. The Sirens Call, ezine 14. April, 2014.
Pigeon Punching In North Africa. Stranger Views.
The Parting. Electric Athenaeum Issue 02. August 14th, 2019
The Symptoms Of Lawn Tennis. Flash In A Flash issue 7. (subscribers only) 

PLEASE NOTE! This is an on-going project & subject to updates.

That Thing I’m Not Allowed To Talk About

9 Apr

I’ve known since November of last year. It’s a thing, a nice thing.

I’m going to be doing that thing soon. I can only say soon, because there’s no official date set in stone, as of yet. I asked, I was told “We’re going in X month” (because I’m not allowed to talk about it) so I thought ‘Okay, I can do that.’

Obviously, it’s hard to make a post about a thing where you aren’t allowed to provide any solid details. I have to respect the person who got me into the thing, it’s their project really, I’m just a passenger on that particular bus. Once that person announces it’s an actual thing, then fuck, all bets are off, I will be spilling my guts!

TL; DR:- There’s a thing, I’m involved, still not allowed to talk about it yet. Sorry.

So this was Mar 2019

1 Apr

I’ve made 72 new submissions. 66 rejections. 4 acceptances.
3 withdrawn, none not received as of yet.

Shots Of Repatriated Bastard & Sam, I Am both sold on Jan 21st to Jouth Vol 2.
Two Tickets To The End Of The World (Unused) was accepted by CafeLit. (Please note, this was not a sale. No money was involved)
The Subaudibles sold on Mar 18th to Aurora Wolf. If you are reading this on or after April 1st 2019, it’s now up at their site.

There are currently 30 stories out in submission:-

_currently out in subs

I’ve got 1 story awaiting publication in the near future.
How Have The Mighty Fallen? will appear in Insignia Vol 7.

I’m still hopeful that Tuck & Roll will be published this year, 2 yrs after it was sold.

The Razors Edge is now out in issue 1 of The Weird And Whatnot.
Two Tickets To The End Of The World (Unused) is available to read for free at CafeLit.