D. A. D'Amico

Writer of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and more.

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The Next Sale

March 11, 2012

Eschatology, The Journal of Lovecraftian and Apocalyptic Fiction has purchased my flash story, "Recycled".  It's a very short piece I wrote while driving my truck up to New Hampshire one Sunday morning.  Someone threw trash out of their car, and it hit my windshield (and my IRATE button).  See it he…

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New Year's Resolution

December 31, 2011

My hopes for 2012:

Submit every story I've written that hasn't been trunked.
Second draft my novel "Vector Victoria"
Finish at least one more novel: "Palace of Wonders", "Her Majesty's Own Striders", or "A Slender Darkness"

WOTF 27th Anniversary Awards

May 18, 2011

What I did on my summer vacation at L. Ron Hubbard's Writers and Illustrators of the future 27th annual workshop:

Flying out to Hollywood and meeting the other writers and illustrators, all really wonderful people who wrote what I wrote and dreamed the same dreams, was a moving experience for me. I…

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Sale Number Two

January 13, 2011

"Daily Science Fiction" Has just offered to buy my story "A Trick of Memory".  It's one of my older works that I almost didn't submit, but I kind of liked it.  I don't have a publication date yet, but check my list of publications.  You'll find it there.

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A New Hope

September 30, 2010

I've redesigned my web page.  The older style seemed a bit amateurish.  I hope this one looks better.  Now, back to writing...

Over The Hill

September 9, 2010

I've finally made it to the half way point on my novel, "Vector Victoria".  It's been slow going.  I didn't have a clear plan going in, so I wasted a lot of time (and dozens of rewrites) fixing a plot.  I'm on track now.

SFWA

September 3, 2010

I joined the SFWA today.  My sale to the Writers of the Future anthology qualifies me for an Associate Membership.  It's not the full membership I'd hoped for, but I will upgrade as soon as I add a couple more qualifying sales to my resume.  Now I'll be able to draw on the resources available to SFW…

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The Bunker

July 3, 2010

I just built myself an office in the basement where I can go with my laptop to write.  I've disabled the NIC card so that I'm not tempted to surf the web and look at time wasters like facebook (sorry).  There are no evil games installed, not even solitaire.  I'm determined to have one more novel fi…

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About face

July 2, 2010

I built a facebook page, something I swore was a waste of time.  I'm tired of doing this alone.  It would be really nice to find other writers and get other perspectives on the process. 

On the heels of success

June 18, 2010

I've decided to try and turn my winning WOTF story into a novel.  I know the characters and I'm familiar with the world, so it shouldn't be impossible.

Shake your money maker

June 16, 2010

I've been told that if I plan on being a professional author I'll have to promote myself.  This website is a start.  I'll be adding things as I think of them, or when people tell me I should.

WOTF Win!

June 3, 2010

On June 3rd I received a call from Joni Labaqui at Writers of the Future, and she informed me that I had won 2nd place in Q1, 2010 for my story "Vector Victoria".  I was shocked, surprised, and delighted.  This is my first professional sale, and I hope to turn this into an opportunity.

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Writer's of the Future Contest

January 2, 2009

I received Honorable Mention from the Writer's of the Future Contest for my story "The Lemon Thief of Munjid Al Salam" for the 4th quarter of 2009.  I was both excited and disheartened.  It wasn't a win, but it also wasn't really a loss (OK, it was a loss, but it came with a certificate). 

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