Friday, 29 April 2011

Empire Kindergarten

I had a good week since we last spoke. The work week went quickly with the Easter holiday last weekend, and somewhere around Tuesday or Wednesday I got an email from an editor who is interested in a story I had submitted to him. He said he'd be happy to buy it if I made a few changes.

Now, one thing I don't understand is a writer who wants to be published but would say no to such a thing. I write stories for many reasons, some of them are like pieces of my soul, others are for pure fun. Some are both. It doesn't really matter to me. I want people to read my work, and if an editor thinks that he or she can improve it, then so much the better.

Does that make me a sell out? I don't think so. Not if my intention is to sell stories and gain readers.

So, I ended up making the changes the editor requested. I also sent the manuscript out to a few friends for their opinions, making certain that it was as polished as could be. I want this sale to the very marrow of my bones.

If I don't get it, another anthology will come around, I'm sure. A magazine might be interested in it. But I can be certain that I did my best to get this one sold.

Friday, 22 April 2011

"Babe Ruth May Have Been a Dick, But Baseball is Still a Beautiful Game" Pt 2

So, Jenn and I went to the Blue Jays game. It went into extra innings at four runs a piece for both Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays. Finally, at the bottom of the 11th inning, when things looked bleakest, Rivera ( I think his name is) hit a ground ball base hit. Then John McDonald hit a home run, winning the game.

It was an awesome game, all told. And I'm glad that it's just the beginning of the season. I wish it were this easy to go see the Leafs play.

Until next time, play nice!

Babe Ruth May Have Been a Dick, But Baseball is Still a Beautiful Game.

Why, you might ask, did I set up a Blogger account? If you know me, I have a blog at Livejournal, MySpace, and even one on my own website. I'm everywhere, yet nowhere. I created one here because there's a lot of people whom I know, either from the Internet or in real life, who blog here. So why not? I also like Blogger's format better. It just seems so much more simple. And more appealing to the eye, in my opinion.

Tomorrow, Jen, my long time girlfriend, and I are going to the Blue Jays game in Toronto. So, I shall post a few things after that, when I'm back at home, relaxing, watching a few horror movies.

If you don't know me and stumbled here accidentally, then I welcome you. I write short fiction of the...horrific/weird type. Everyone who's interested is more than welcome to visit my website:

Jason White Fiction

If I like it here, I think I may move all blogs to this one. No sense in having a hundred accounts at a hundred different places.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to talk to you again soon.