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What I’m Working On: Autumn 2018

What I’m Working On: Autumn 2018

Hey guys! I know I just did one of these updates last month, but Autumn starts on September 22nd this year, so I'm going to go ahead and give you the fall writing slate. I also wanted to let everyone know that I'm planning a series of blog posts about HOW I get so...

Meet JJ and CC – The First Tylerbots!

Meet JJ and CC – The First Tylerbots!

This is CC (below left) and JJ (below right), the new mascots for ChristineTyler.com. I've actually wanted some robot mascots for several years now, and started collecting materials when I was in Japan. CC's music box, for instance, plays Always With You from...

My Writing Space (featuring: the Happy Board)

My Writing Space (featuring: the Happy Board)

Want to see what my writing space looks like? Or, at least what my desk area looks like? I actually enjoy switching up my routine and writing in different places around my house, because I tend to procrastinate when things feel too familiar or repetitive. But I do...

What I’m Working On: Summer 2018

What I’m Working On: Summer 2018

I think we're overdue for an update on my current projects! I picked the picture of the robot juggling all the lightbulbs because...well... IN DEVELOPMENT: "SETI@home" A 1-2k word personal essay about my late grandpa and a nostalgia-driven look at the SETI@home...

I Got My Fifth Rejection!

I Got My Fifth Rejection!

Wow! I just sent off a story to a magazine that gave me an estimate of six weeks wait, and they replied in three days! Since I've been hearing back from these venues so frequently, I'm planning on making this the last time I share each and every rejection on its own....

Adventures in Research: Bad Luck Bananas

Adventures in Research: Bad Luck Bananas

I've researched a lot of random things in the name of my writing. To my left is a bookshelf with titles on it such as: The Conlanger's Lexipedia, The Secret History of the Mongol Queens, Science and Society in the 16th and 17th Centuries, the Crystal Bible, Crowning...

I Got My Fourth Rejection!

I Got My Fourth Rejection!

I'm pretty sure this blog is about to devolve into a big list of rejections, but sharing these letters with everyone has become part of my process now, so without further ado: Dear Christine, Thank you for sending '[TITLE]' to [VENUE]. Unfortunately, we've decided...

I Got A Silver Honorable Mention!

I Got A Silver Honorable Mention!

Great news! The Writers of the Future contest has posted their official winners for the Second Quarter of Volume 35, and I got a Silver Honorable Mention! This means that out of thousands of contestants, my story "ALIENS!" made it to the top 25. So while I didn't win...

I Got My Third Rejection!

I Got My Third Rejection!

Want to see my latest form rejection? Dear Christine, Thank you very much for letting me see [TITLE].  I'm sorry it didn't strike me as quite suitable to our present needs. Sincerely, [NAME] Editor So. This is the third rejection I've received for the same story. It's...

I Got My Second Rejection!

I Got My Second Rejection!

Want to read my actual second rejection letter? Dear Christine, Thank you for the opportunity to read "[title]." Unfortunately, your story isn't quite what we're looking for right now.  In the past, we've provided detailed feedback on our rejections, but I'm afraid...

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