Monster Attack Anthology Available Now

Monster AttackThis is the cover of Monster Attack: Gruesome Tales.  It is the anthology where I my short story Affliction was accepted.  Not only is it available in the digital format, but a paperback is available via Amazon – and maybe some other places.

Honestly, my story is a bit more than a short.  It probably approaches a novella; since I lost count of words…oh, around the 8,000 mark.  To learn more about my contribution and the anthology availability, read on…

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New Story Written: Look Down

Look Down cover - Matt MesnardLook Down – short story

Instead of doing what I was supposed to be working on this month, I decided to mess around with writing a short story when a couple of different thoughts collided into my head.  Idea one was something to do with hair color, and idea two was a line I thought I heard from a song which got stuck in my head.  So I sat down and banged out this little story.

This is a story concerning a man who passes a woman on a sidewalk.  I can boil it down to a single sentence.  Turning to a musical analogy, Look Down is more of a guitar solo rather than a fully-formed song.  It’s a bit interesting; and I made a lackadaisical attempt to make it sound like a certain musical act.  I don’t feel like directly saying who, but I suddenly feel like I shouldn’t be playing marbles with a certain guy from their song collection.

Read the story now, and comment here or on the site about it if you wish.  It’s free!

Yet Another Anthology Acceptance

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The above clip is from another anthology acceptance I garnered…from the same person compiling my “monster” story.  I cannot say much yet, but I will let you see a couple images below.  More to come…

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Another Anthology Acceptance

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Above is a clip from the upcoming anthology I have been accepted into.  I am pretty thrilled about it; so I had to share the news.

This is the second acceptance I’ve had this year.  The estimated release is December or January (I think).  I shall give more details closer to the actual release date…such as what the anthology is about and how to get a look at it.

I’m unsure if it will be strictly digital or if a physical edition is in the works as well.  I’ll share what I know when I know it.

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another submission off

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Two short stories have been sent off  – and I have no clue what the actual reception of them will be.  I happened across some information about some anthologies looking for submissions.  I queried someone, and got a positive response…asking me to submit my stories.

I don’t know a whole lot, but I figured it can’t hurt to post some news that someone is interested about something I wrote.   When I learn more, I promise to share – including which stories…if used.

Submission = Book to Come?

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Some quick news…

I finished and submitted a short story for something scheduled to be released (hopefully) by the end of the year.  Here’s what I know I can reveal…  I had to write the story based off an introduction given to me; which was less than a few hundred words.  My job was to write what happens next.

With no idea how everything is intended to come together to become a full-length publication, I did get this response…

I’m definitely including your work in the book so no worries there. I’m hoping for a late Dec or early Jan release. I’ll keep you posted as things progress further. Thank you for your participation and great contribution towards this book, it is much appreciated.

When things get closer, or more decided, I’ll share the details…same as the title.  I did make the cover myself – for no particular reason.  Here’s a look at the original concept for the cover:

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More to come, hopefully…

Doing my best to Camp

Camp Nano 2014 banner: Mesnard

I am participating in Camp once again.  Part of me wonders if I have a choice…and the other side tells me I need a deadline to be productive.  Despite how it looks, I am still pursuing my lofty (if not mysterious and farcical) Road to Glory campaign.

I have it easier this year than last.  I should have no excuse…once I finally get my notes down to “jump the gap” – as I have told people.  I have the end sketched fairly well, and I have most of the script written…but there is a small bit which still needs to be filled; to link both parts.

Taking the opportunity to procrastinate again post, I also slightly modified the sidebar.  Life has kept me busy enough not to even update my 2013 progress nor what I have in store for 2014.  Maybe I’ll  get to it as part of my Camp Nano victory lap…should I reach it.

On the bright side, much of my “spare” time went into a writing project.  I am on hiatus at the moment: which puts me at a seemingly-perfect point to continue my Script Frenzy tribute project from last year.