Thursday, June 26, 2008

Is it really almost July? Where does the time go?

Poor Harley ended up having a tooth extracted today. He's quite cranky.


I got my hair cut...which has me feeling considerably lighter. (Okay, my head feels lighter...Maybe that's not necessarily a good thing?)

This in-between-projects lull has inspired me to clean my office. I'm about half-done. I think I'm drowning in paper! I'd post before and after pictures, but I'm too lazy, really.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Looks like we're in for a rainy day today...This makes me want to grab a pencil and spend the morning playing sudoku (which--I've been told--helps delay the onset of senility. I could use a brain recharging!)

I've got two stalled web-projects, so I'm feeling at loose ends. Meh. I should probably do some resume-sending. Research grad school programs that won't land me in a debtors' prison. Or write something I can actually sell, like a cookbook or a mystery novel. Or a mysterious and novel cookbook. Or whatever.

Okay, that's it for career-related angst.

I've started readings submissions for blossombones, and we're getting a lot of good stuff! I've still got a bit of reading to do, but I hope to start sending out some responses pretty soon.

In addition to some fab poetry, I'm also reading the new Elizabeth George novel Careless in Red. I hope it's better than the last one, which I found so depressing, I couldn't even finish reading it! (It is a RARE occasion that I actually abandon a book with no intention of returning...and What Came Before He Shot Her is one of them. Just couldn't read it anymore...)

I've got a pretty decent stack of unread books in my office. This makes me happy. Still, I have plans for a little bookstore jaunt at the end of the week. Can't wait!

I'm not a big shopper; I'm dead bored in a shoe store, but a book store--well, that's another story!

Also: Two poetry acceptances this week, from Mythic Delirium and Ghoti. Yay!

I also got a form-letter rejection for a short fiction piece, but that's okay...Am soldiering on...

Friday, June 20, 2008

Check out a few new pieces...

And a couple of familiar ones, too...

I am a featured poet this month at The Guild of Outsider Writers, which is very cool!

Friday, June 13, 2008

More Spicy Poetry

One of my "spicier" pieces, "Thanatos Seeks a Playmate" is now online in the June issue of Yellow Mama.

This kickass zine is R rated, so adults only, please!


Oh! And have you seen the very exciting contributor list for the first issue of Weave?

I think Margaret and Laura are about to rock the poetry world!

They're still taking subs until June 30, so check 'em out!

Friday, June 6, 2008

rites of passage

So, yesterday was the big day. Over 800 kids walked across the stage, and Z was one of them.

I got a little teary at Pomp and Circumstance, but otherwise, I was just kinda hot & uncomfortable, and very, very proud of Z.

We didn't get many pictures afterward, because by the time we found him amongst the crowd of several thousand people, it was dark. *sigh*

Today, I feel just plum- wrung out. Glad it's over. Sad it's over. And a little (oddly) at loose ends.

I think that all throughout school (high school, college, etc...) graduations seem so far off...and by the time we get there, it's gratifying, yet somehow anticlimactic. I felt the same way when I finally finished my BA. The anticipation was rather thrilling, but life afterward was not so very different.

I'm rambling of course. Who really knows what lies ahead for any of us?

Thursday, June 5, 2008

New work online...

My flash fiction piece "St. Catherine of Alexandria Writes Her Obituary" is now available at Apollo's Lyre.


Also: blossombones summer 08 should be live by Monday. Stay tuned!

Monday, June 2, 2008

I'm looking forward to a rather quiet June, I think. With Mercury in retrograde for the next few weeks, I figure I'll just work on the projects already on my plate, so to speak. No pitching new ventures, no sending out submissions (if I can resist the impulse!), just wrapping things up. Perhaps it will be a peaceful time...

I rather like a period of solitude / personal creativity now and then.

First up is the website for blossombones, of course! I hope to have it online by next week...

I think I'll catch up on some laundry and vacuuming this afternoon (thriller!), make spaghetti for dinner, maybe find a bit of time for some yoga.

I have three big projects to do, and three weeks to complete them. A nice symmetry there, eh?