Friday, April 22, 2016

April Fools?


On the first of April friend and writing partner, Pamela Hobart Carter, sent me an email with a link to a literary magazine seeking submissions.

"Interesting. 3,500 words. What could I submit?" I keyed back.

"Combine a few posts?" she suggested.

I landed on a series titled Finding Home I'd posted between March and July 2015. After combining all sixteen posts, I had 9,090 words. I slash it to 5,713 before sending it to Pam in frustration. She masterfully trimmed it to 3,242 words. 

On Wednesday, April 27th I'll be reading this new piece at C& P Coffee Company in West Seattle.

If you're in the area, I invite you to join us. Bring something of your own to share at open mic.

6 comments:

JB said...

Congrats Arleen. I'll try to be there. Jacque

Jan said...

Have fun! I'm in the SF Bay Area so I'm afraid I'll miss it!

Eleanor Parker said...

Congratulations, Arleen!Good for you!

arleen said...

Thanks to all of you for your support and comments! Jacque, I hope you can make it. Jan and Eleanor, when are you coming for a visit to Seattle?!

JB said...

Arleen: I'm sorry I missed last night. I forgot about a previous commitment. However, I ordered the second book in your Alki Trilogy and can't wait to start reading it. i enjoyed your first one so much!
Jacque

arleen said...

I'm sorry you missed the reading, Jacque, but I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed Running Secrets. I hope you find Biking Uphill even more intriguing. I'll be posting soon about this, but I just learned that my publisher is going out of business, so if you're thinking of ordering the final book in the trilogy, now would be a good time to do it. Also, like most authors, I would be extremely grateful for a brief review note on Amazon. Reviews are an author's lifeblood. Thank you for your support.