Five Stories Into My Second Fiction Collection

Last week I tried this thing where I had three short story drafts, put up a Twitter poll asking which one I should edit and post onto my blog, and then posted this short story about a man who glows in the dark on Friday. I was writing some this weekend and I decided to try it again. The catch is I only have two short stories kind of ready for editing this time. There's a story about a woman who hates her job as a payroll accountant for a medical library where a toxic chemical is being used. It's…

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Three Stories Into My Second Fiction Collection

I'm writing my second fiction collection. Remember when I finished my first fiction collection? Well, even though it's not been accepted for publication anywhere yet, I'm already working on another one. I didn't get any new editing clients last week, so I wrote. I managed to get three new short stories drafted up. It's not a lot but it's enough to call a start. These stories still need polishing. They still have their problems. They still need to do a little growing. I would love to share them with you once they're ready. I can't publish them all on my…

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So I’m Trying To Grow My Audience And It’s Hard

I’ve been reading a lot of that advice that people have about growing your blog and your following.

I’ve been implementing it slowly over the last few weeks. Not only have I been interacting more on Twitter with my head held high, but I’m finding some really interesting people and getting more followers. I’m not sure how much of it exactly translates over into growth for this blog, but baby steps, people. I don’t want to get overwhelmed.

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Social Media Awkward

I haven’t been posting on Fridays because I don’t want to, usually. I need my Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays to be an irresponsible college student who is almost 30 and still single as crap. I had a sudden worry the other night that maybe Fridays were the best day to blog ever and that I was missing out on some awesome Friday people who liked to read blogs by almost 30 year olds on Fridays. I thought I’d try a Friday out, maybe just once. In an effort to not let Fridays get too crazy and super serious, I thought I’d talk with you guys about my blogging and social media strategy. You know, because I care. (more…)

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You’re Not A Hypochondriac If It’s True

Pretty sure there was a dryer sheet stuck to the back of my pants all day. Thanks friends, professors, society.— Eric Shay Howard (@EricIntroverted) September 9, 2015 Just got home. Smelled my sweaty everything. Maybe it was a good thing there was a dryer sheet on my pants.— Eric Shay Howard (@EricIntroverted) September 9, 2015 Maybe someone put a dryer sheet there because I smelled like sweaty horse genitalia. Maybe I need to start taking a fourth shower every day.— Eric Shay Howard (@EricIntroverted) September 9, 2015 I'm concerned about my sweat gland health.— Eric Shay Howard (@EricIntroverted) September 9,…

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