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Hello, all. 

I know I have been MIA for quite some time, but my day (and night, and sometimes day into night into day) job takes up most of me. I have done little writing. Not too much reading either. 

But I popped on dA to find another DD. Thank you. And I love comments and critiques. I don't plan on doing anything with the narrator of "Pantheon," but I have a demigods/superheroes story that I am editing for IRL rejection. 

It is tough getting short speculative fiction published these days. There is a beautiful market for it. But it is not a supermarket, more like a corner store. Still, it is a corner store with a punny name, with a door like the TARDIS, with some dusty and spellbinding curios on the shelf, and with my favorite ice cream always in stock. To add to the difficulty of getting published, I mostly write character-driven stuff. And character studies can turn boring pretty quickly when you are a new writer. The grand adventure stories are more forgiving of a lack of experience: a fumbled phrase, a sentence that does not fit. And don't get me started on what a pain it is when you realize your hero/heroine has become the talking head of the auteur. I hate it when that happens. I think it is happening right now. 

In case you were wondering, I am nearing forty rejections. Acceptances are still in the single digits. And I have one pro sale. 

Keep creating.
M.

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M. Reid
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A Note About Favorites: I get too many :+fav:s/collections to thank everyone. So, when you favorite something of mine, just know that you are automatically thanked for enjoying my work. And, if you would like a response from me, feel free to comment or note me. Thank you. -M.

Highlights:
Daily Deviation, June 5, 2014
Daily Deviation, April 17, 2013
Daily Deviation, July 31, 2011
Daily Deviation, September 26, 2010
Daily Literature Deviation (x5?)
The A,B,C's of Literature Features: C, N, O
LitBits vol.IV feature, October 20, 2010
dA-ShowRoom Feature, February 19, 2010
Daily Deviant, December 8, 2009

Participated in:
Flash Fiction Month, July 2009
Haikuthon, July 2009, November 2010, June 2011
Global Saijiki, 2009-2011

Me: I am a post-grad, reader, and speculative fiction enthusiast.

I value all comments and critiques; I am open to suggestions on anything I have posted.

Avatar: Made by caybeach for winning The Seven Deadly Sins Contest with mreid973.deviantart.com/art/Pr… .

Copyright: All works are mine, of course, and they should not be used without permission.

Residents: S. aureus in my nose; S. epidermidis between my toes
Music: Classical & jazz fusion
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for faving! :)
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome to #PoeticalCondition!
We are happy to include you as one of our members and look forward to your contributions.
We hope to see you as an active part of our humble group.

Your Founder, RiseandBe
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ShadowedAcolyte Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I miss you. You are awesome. I heart you.
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mreid973 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Yes, well...I am living the life right now. Work is what it is. Hope you are happy and well. And older, I suppose. Congrats.
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I demand you submit something to this: [link]

That is, if you have not already done so. :love:
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mreid973 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Well, I don't know. I mean, without a theme or genre, I don't have much to go by as far as what "best work" entails. And I am not a member.
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I just submitted the two pieces I feel are actually finished. :P
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mreid973 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Cool beans.
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avfc4me Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
What??? You're not famous yet???

Figures. This whole Internet magic and we can find the very BEST our species has to offer and even translate it (well...sort of) into something we can understand and YET?

People are still more interested in reading about Kim Kardashian's divorce.

*sigh*

Which reminds me. I never did find out what the 'M' stands for.
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