It’s May Already

I can’t believe it’s May!

As I previously mentioned, I had entered the NYCMidnight 2017 Short Story Challenge earlier this years, making it into the second heat where I was tasked with writing a 2,000 word maximum story in 72 hours with assignment of comedy/rookie police officer/foot race. Those results came out last night and, unfortunately, my story ‘Sebastian the Safety Squirrel’ did not make it through to the final round. I admit that I’m bummed by this as I thought it was a really strong story, but it’s probably better this way as the next round of the contest happens this weekend while I’m going to be attending my first writing conference.

I’ll be at the Seattle Writing Workshop and I am nervously excited. Excitedly nervous? Something like that. I had originally planned to pitch BAD RIVER to a couple of agents, but . . . After getting feedback from my Beta readers and doing additional research on the time and setting of the book, I have decided to completely restructure it. Complete overhaul. From the beginning. All the changes. ALL. THE. CHANGES.

So, yeah, I won’t be pitching the book in, oh, three days time. Instead, I’m hoping to use my time with the agents to discuss the path I’m planning on taking with the book, to see if they think it’s a viable option, or if I just need to scrap the entire damn thing. *sob*

In other news, a short story of mine that I’ve been trying to get placed for over a year now has been accepted by an online literary magazine and will be published. I don’t know when it will be up yet, so I’m going to stay vague on those details until I know more. However, this is one of my favorite pieces, so I’m very thrilled to finally find it a home.

Have a good May, y’all!

Author: Allison Luther

I'm a busy mother of three who fancies herself a writer, speaks in profanities more often than not, and spends evenings doing counted cross stitch. A staunch liberal and ardent atheist, when I grow up I want to be someone who doesn't care what other people think.

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