Let’s Talk About Typos

Here's the thing about me and typos. I don't see typos, at least not in my own work. I know a good editor should, but I don't see them and I no longer care. At least not here on this blog. Do I care when I submit my stories to lit journals or my books to publishers? Sort of. Not really. It's complicated. We're talking fiction here. I redraft and rewrite my stories so much that any typos or grammar errors or spelling issues are just going to go through one eyeball and never come out the other. The chances…

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Thirteen Stories Into My First Fiction Collection

Last week dragged by, as evident by my complaints on Twitter about it. Ugh. This week has just dragged by for me. In my day job life, my writing life, and my editing life. — Eric Shay Howard (@ericshayhoward) December 16, 2017 It was a week of recovering from my Chicago trip, job hunting, and interviews. I know. I'm looking for a new job, again. My income levels have fluctuated so much this year. Maybe next year will be different. I just genuinely don't know what I want to do anymore. Well, I know I want to write, but I…

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I Skipped Monday Because I Went To Chicago And I Just Couldn’t, Like, Even

This weekend I went to Chicago. I tried to plan ahead and get some writing done for the blog so that I could continue to post things. It didn't work because I'm a complete and total lazy ass. I posted last Friday's short fiction story as-is anyway, just because. I thought for this coming Friday's fiction post, I'd just sort of completely fucking redo last Friday's story. I'll let you know how the rewrite goes. Well, you'll see how it goes, I guess. I was going to tell you all of this blog-housekeeping stuff on Monday's blog post, but I…

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A Bad Tweet About My Writing Process

This week, I'm preparing for a trip and reading A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman. I'm supposed to be making sure I can find warm clothes for the trip, but instead I'm reading Fredrik Backman's novel, A Man Called Ove. This is one of the novels I'm making myself read this year. There are also a few more. I'm also very much aware that it's nearly the end of the year. I read so many novels my final semester at the University of Louisville that I had to take a break from reading novels all summer and fall. I…

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I (Kinda) DID participate in Small Business Saturday

I definitely did participate in Small Business Saturday this past weekend. Kind of. It's just that I don't post things on my blog on Saturday, or on the weekend anymore, because I'm trying to make this writing thing my job. If i'm going to go through all the hard work of working for myself and being a writer, I'm going to make my own hours and they're going to be scheduled around my lazy time. I haven't talked much about my lazy time yet, but it's a really important part of my life. So there. But, I DID participate in…

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