Project Updates

Okay, so it looks I’m continuing the pattern of only posting every couple of years, lolsob. In my defense, a lot has happened in my life during the past few years and, more obviously, in the world at large. Anyway, I’m overdue for an update, especially since I have lots of exciting writing news to share!

First of all, I had my very first short story publication! When I lost my job at the start of the pandemic I threw myself into working on short stories because it felt like the only thing I could control and I was really struggling with focusing on longer projects. It took me about a year and a half of relentlessly sending out various submissions, but I finally got the “yes, we’ll take this” that I had been hoping for, and now you can read my story “Maggoty Meg Flies Up the Mountain” at Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores. They even did a cool witchy illustration for it!

In other exciting news, I’m going to have a story in two really exciting YA anthologies coming out in 2023. (Ab)solutely Normal is an anthology of #OwnVoices mental health fiction and Transmogrify! is an anthology of #OwnVoices trans fantasy stories.

I’m back to working on my novel now, but it’s slow going and I’ve had to step away from it several times to work on these other projects. But I’m still hoping I can finish a draft sometime this year. Fingers crossed! That’s all the updates for now. Hopefully more to come soon!

2 responses to “Project Updates”

  1. Martha Finkbeiner Avatar
    Martha Finkbeiner

    So glad to hear this Jonathan!!! Looking forward to your books. Been a long time coming.

    1. jonathanlenore Avatar

      Thank you!

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