Guy L. Pace

Living to Write


The novelette The Deadliest of Games did not place in the Writers of the Future contest. I just got the notification. Unfortunately, there are few markets for this length for new writers. Most markets I’ve found only publish the novelette length when the author is well-known. I won’t give up. I think it is a Continue Reading


I don’t like waiting. When I go to a doctor’s office, if I have to wait, I often end up pacing around the room. Or, I’ll get out the phone and Tweet or hit Facebook. Waiting for news on a manuscript is a killer. I can’t pace around the office for 50 to 90 days. Continue Reading

My First Short Story Sale

About a week ago, I got an email that started: “Thank you for the opportunity to read and consider your story …” Groan!┬áSo many rejection letters and emails started that way. The next phrases, though, included words like “publish” and “pay.” I had to re-read the email several times before the truth got through. I Continue Reading

Character Motivation

I use Twitter as a resource. If you follow me or check my Twitter profile, you’ll see I follow less than 200 people, and followed by just a bit over 200 folks. The folks I follow are one of three types: old friends, information security folks, writing folks. I say folks, because Twitter profiles are Continue Reading

2013 NaNoWriMo Done

I finished my novel and am a NaNoWriMo winner for the second time. Yes, the novel is a first draft. It needs work, editing, rewriting and a couple other pairs of eyes looking it over. In a few weeks, I plan to read through it and do some rewriting. For now, it is a pile Continue Reading

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