Okay, our blackberry crop is officially spectacular. I’m seriously going to try to make blackberry jam, God help me. In the next couple days I’m going to buy some jam jars and pectin. Anyone have any vital hints or tips I should know about the undertaking before I start?
namaah_darling gave me a glowing review of my chapbook Inspirations End/Still My Beating Heart:
“these two vampire short stories are beautifully written and darkly unsettling, each with a twist on accepted conventions that makes them at once familiar and new . . . Beautiful, and recommended.”
Squee! Made my day.
New Words: +300, -200
Did a massive rewrite of the first part of the folktale as I realized it was too wordy and taking far too long to get to the action, a luxury I can’t afford to indulge in on a 2-3K work. There was much trimming, streamlining, and brainstorming. And also did some just-in-time research.