The Return

So, I figure I owe a nice big update.

I will be around again, at least for a few months. It’s officially summer for me–maybe not weather-wise, but school-wise, it is.

So, here’s the good news:

I graduated with my Masters of Education. The previous semester I received my certification to teach English. So this summer holds two major goals. The first, of course, is to find a teaching job. The second, which is of more interest to readers of this blog, is to write a novel.

In fact, I’ve already started, and I have a good 3,000 words, plus a vague outline (which is a surprising change from my usual method).

I’m not going to say anything about the novel’s content over the next couple months. There are a few people (my critique group) who have seen some sample chapters, but otherwise, I like to refrain from too much discussion of it till the first draft is done.

On the Short Story side of news, the past two days have brought me two rejections: one from Darker Matter and one from Dark Wisdom. I also sent out two submissions today, to offset the rejects.

Well, it feels good to be adding entries again. See you all soon.

5 thoughts on “The Return”

  1. Congrats on the graduation and the start of the novel; condolences on the rejections.

    Perhaps we’ll here from you a little bit whilst you’re job hunting – it’s when I got a heap of blogging done.

  2. briliantdonkey

    Congratulations and good luck with the job hunt. Good to hear you are working on a novel and still plugging away at the shortstories in the meantime. Hope to see you around this summer.


  3. Anthony J. Rapino

    Thanks, Ben. I’m definitely going to be around for a while. I’d like to chronicle my novel writing experience, for posterity as well as my own sanity.

    Brilliant! Thanks to you too. I’ll stop by both blogs when I get a chance. Hope to see you round.


  4. Good to see you back and congratulations on the graduation and the new novel idea.

    What ever happened to Twilight? I seem to remember you were aroun 15000 words into it.

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