Work has lately kicked my ass. However, I’ve hit the 30,000 word count mark on my Jesus Christ, Boy Detective novel and my teen paranormal romance novella (2,500 ish) this week. For me, writing fiction helps get the stress out. I have no problem coming home from a 9-11 hour day, sitting down in front of my computer and just going to town. It’s part of why I don’t believe in writer’s block. It’s also helpful that I’m writing constantly but it’s a different mindset when writing instructional design material and designing e-learnings. I’m starting to learn more about Adobe Captivate and I’m looking forward to what I can do with it in a work setting and even in a creative setting.

The constant work though, I do make some sacrifices to do it. My house could be cleaner, I won’t lie. I do tidy up when I need to, but often when I come home from a long day at work, I’d rather write than clean. This is also why I need interns or a MacArthur grant so I can have someone do that for me so I can concentrate on writing (if someone who has control to grant me either/or is listening).

I’ve got three flash pieces in the latest issue of Short, Fast, and Deadly, which you can check out here.

Two weeks from this Friday, I will be doing this.

This is probably the most epic reading I’ve been in thus far in my indie lit career. And the fine folks over at Vouched are helping you to get to know me better through their infamous Awful Interviews, which you can check out here.


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About J. Bradley

J. Bradley's is a Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominated writer whose work has appeared in numerous literary journals including decomP, Hobart, and Prairie Schooner. He was the Interviews Editor of PANK, the Flash Fiction Editor of NAP, and the Web Editor of Monkeybicycle. He is the author of the poetry collection Dodging Traffic (Ampersand Books, 2009), the novella Bodies Made of Smoke (HOUSEFIRE, 2012), and the graphic poetry collection The Bones of Us (YesYes Books, 2014), illustrated by Adam Scott Mazer. He is the curator of the Central Florida reading series There Will Be Words and lives at

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