Wednesday, January 27, 2010

ISBN what?

I just realized that an ISBN number is in my future. Whoa, dude.

I know this blog has been a sad animal the past many months. Well, so goes the mood, so goes the blog.

This heart-raising good news came just in time, I think. For a long while, I had been feeling that my writing wasn't what others would want to read. I didn't think my stories were enough of whatever it is that is going on in writing right now. Don't ask me to define that, I don't know. But I did feel that my voice just wasn't as loud and persistent as those around me. I always sat in the back of the class.

And I felt like I wasn't reading what others were reading. I didn't talk the same. I didn't have the same drive or goals.

So I got sad and I posted a couple of sad posts on this blog. And then, whattya know?! Someone read and liked my stories and, somehow, my work stood out for a bright and shining minute. And then I saw that the announcement from Rose Metal linked to this here depressing blog. Oh, I am sorry for that.

And then, funny thing, my friend called me a few days ago and told me her mom had been reading my blog and was worried. Don't worry, friend's mom, I'm okay.

Now, it is time to call my dad and wish him Happy Birthday! Yaaaaay!!!!!


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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Yaaaaaayyyyyy

Rosemetal Press has just made a lovely announcement and, contrary to the normal tone of this blog, I Am Happy About It! Yaaaaaaayyyyyyyy.



What they said was that my chapbook, "We Know What We Are" won their annual chapbook contest! I'm so happy!


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Sunday, January 17, 2010

The SPAM persists

I knew I said "Viagra" too many times in that last post.

I got some good news this week. I wish it was enough to make me happy without thinking of reasons not to be happy. God, I'm such a pill.

I have recently fallen madly in love with the work of Egon Schiele.




That is all.



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