Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Never Give Up

I have sold my first fictional story! I’ve been published before, but those were autobiographical pieces. I generally write longer fictional pieces (novellas and novels) but have recently tried my hand at writing short fiction and this time I lucked out. New Zenith has bought my mini-murder mystery entitled, “A Grave Discovery.” It will debut in an upcoming issue of this new magazine!

It was inspired by an incident in my own life, which I will talk more about in the coming months. Don’t want to give too much away. I was trying something new and wrote it in a few settings. I ended up sending it to several different magazines and anthology publishers and had received a number of rejections. I figured it would be yet another story thrown on top of that stack of failed pieces. Then the editor of New Zenith contacted me, showing interest in it.

My point of this post – other than to begin promotion for “A Grave Discovery” and the magazine – is to say: never give up. Just when I had started to have my doubts on this story and my ambitions, it was picked up. You never know what is around the corner. 

So, please, check out New Zenith magazine