Thursday, December 30, 2010

lucky 17

17 submissions, that is.  Peddling a short story of mine for publication.  Submitted it online, email and U.S. mail.  It's a toss-up between doing this and doing my taxes.  Which one do I enjoy less?  Hmm...  Hard to say.  One has the potential to end in a cash refund!  The other, a potential, nay, a certainty, to end in tears. Encouraging comments welcomed, but please, please no reminders of how many rejection slips famous authors received before they became published.  Also include an SASE and no phone calls please.

Monday, December 27, 2010

20 days later

Don't let the lengthy lapse in posts fool you.  I haven't been busy doing fun things.  Unless you count sleeping in fun.  I do.

But I did make a plan to submit some writing before the end of the year.  I pushed it off to the bitter end but I will do it.  And now I have to do it.  It's really just a matter of sitting down at the computer at home, slow as it is, and submit the little bugger (a short story). Unless they want it snail mail then it's preparing envelopes and SASEs.  (As a self-deprecating sidebar, I once looked up "SASE" in the dictionary because I didn't know what it stood for.)  And yeah, I did feel stupid.  Can't know everything, I guess.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Ever had one of those zombie-like days in which you're just going through the motions of life and then your realize it's been more like a week?  And what the hell have you been doing? 

Just me?  OK then.  Meanwhile, here are some pretty flowers.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

somewhere else

I hope a real photographer with a real camera got a shot of the morning sky today.  It was much more pink than my crappy camera phone shows.

Looking at that sky felt like being somewhere else.