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Jay’s Tales – The Complete Listing

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 21, 2017

This has been a good year for me as a writer. In 2017, I’ve had six stories published. There was supposed to be a seventh, but … we’ll see. These things get interesting sometimes. Maybe 2018, maybe never. I had a novel accepted this year by Immortal Works that we have been busy getting ready for publication. It should be released in March. I also have one short story slated for publication in an anthology next year.

In 2017, I doubled my published story count from six to twelve. Compared to some, I’m still very much a piker in this respect, but I considered it a milestone.  I set kind of a dumb goal to get four stories published this year to continue my trend. I’d had one published in 2014, two in 2015, and three in 2016, so why not? Now, I have no control over what gets published, what gets rejected, or how quickly either of those happen. That’s why it was a dumb goal. What I did have control over was how much I wrote and submitted.

Anyway, now that *I* am having trouble keeping track of what’s out there, I’ve created a page listing my published fiction. You can find it at the top menu here on the ol’ blog, the item marked “Jay’s Tale’s.” I will keep that updated as things get released or get a release date.

While I’d published several non-fiction articles previously, my first fiction acceptance by a paying market happened almost exactly four years ago today (at least that was the date of the public announcement). It’s been quite a ride. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve learned a lot of how much more I have to learn. But I’m having fun. It’s been challenging doing this with a very demanding day job over the last eighteen months, but evidently it is possible. That may be the most important thing I’ve learned. Just like making indie games, this sort of thing is never “convenient.” You have to fight and sacrifice to make the time for it. But I’ve found it pretty rewarding.

I hope you find it entertaining. Enjoy the stories!

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