To kick off the summer posts, here’s the first big win of the season: My first short fiction story was published in Providence College’s The Alembic.
This, obviously, is a big deal for me. For years, I’ve wanted to be a published fiction writer and now I am. For some reason…I never committed myself to submitting. I was more focused on the output of work than submitting it, but in the past two years, I realized that I’m not going to get anywhere if I want to publish a novel or anything else if I don’t submit my work to publications to show that, yes, I can write fiction. I don’t know why, but I think it has something to do with my tendency to talk a good talk but not act on it. That’s something I worked on overcoming this spring and I have to say that I’m getting there. I’m not perfect, but I am getting there as a person and a writer.
You read the whole story for free here, but you have to download a pdf, and then scroll to page 30. It’s called “The Club,” and it’s the opening to a novel I’m going to start writing in Winter 2020.
Let me know what you think.