A month later, I think I have to call November a success. I managed to get the digital version of my debut fiction collection out on time and I even sold some copies. After that, I sacrificed some writing time and spent the month applying to jobs so that I can get my financial situation in order. I managed to find full-time employment as of a few days ago; now I just have to make it through the next few weeks to start working and get my first paycheck. Once I’m stabilized, I plan to get the print version of my fiction collection, Crushes, ready for publication. Once it’s printed, I’ll carry it around with me all the time throughout Louisville coffee shops and bars and use it to show cute guys that I’m an author and find a boyfriend.Continue reading “The Print Version of Crushes”
This week I’m stepping it up a notch in the dating department. I’m on week three of my last haircut, which makes my hair in that optimal state where it’s long enough to be ga-ga-ga-gorgeous and short enough for me to be cute. Depending on my book sales, I may not be able to get a haircut for a while. This is my optimal boyfriend-getting time. Of course, I’m also busy with my blog and my writing. I need a list.Continue reading “11 Things I’m Doing This Week While Looking For A Boyfriend”
Well, it’s been a long time coming. What started out as a collection of 15 short stories that I’ve written over the last 3 years has been condensed down into 9 stories. These 9 stories and I have gone through a lot together. From our financially tight semesters at the University of Louisville campus to our current failing-at-Grindr-dating days in our Downtown apartment, these are the stories that I stuck with and refused to give up on.Continue reading “Crushes Is Ready”
I’ve been reading more. Well, I’ve been trying to make myself read more. I feel like I read a lot, but most things I read take the form of submissions and manuscripts and advance reader copies of things that I can’t really talk about here.Continue reading “I’m A Slow Novel Reader”
I’m Eric “Shay” Howard, author of the forthcoming fiction collection Crushes.
I went with my full name for my writing because Eric Howard is a common name and I figured there’d be another Eric Howard out there, probably in some other industry, growing potatoes, plowing snow, brewing beer, or what have you. I googled Eric Howard for a while and couldn’t find anything, but I still went with Eric “Shay” Howard because my middle name gives my name that little kick it needs to be memorable. Well, that and it’s my website domain and my social media handles.
In the process of getting Crushes ready, I’ve finally discovered another Eric Howard, one who writes books.Continue reading “The Other Eric Howard”
Last year sometime, just before I graduated college, I started writing a novel. A novel about ninjas. I focused more on character. The ninja part was just sort of a way to keep me writing when I got stuck; I don’t really know a lot about ninjas. Well, the thing is, I sort of finished it. Well, a version of it. I put it away for a while, then when it came time to edit, I sort of lost interest in the characters and its world. Basically, it sucked.
Continue reading “My First Novel About Ninjas”