On knowing when something is finished, and ultimately, where it comes from.
Another selection from the Spam Files.
Yet another piece of personal poetry news...and a cat.
In a happy development during this strange year, another two poems have been accepted for publication. It's a weird time. I am both ok and not ok. I am managing to write new things and edit other things, and do everything else I need to. Meanwhile, I am full of loathing for the spring for … Continue reading It’s something quite peculiar
It happens in the writing life where projects are delayed, writing tasks are suspended, and deadlines are missed. It happens with my own self imposed writing timelines and it happens to the publishers and journals I submit my work to. Frankly, such delays and misadventures are because life happens, and it is happening pretty hard … Continue reading Life and writing happens
I am very happy to announce a poem of mine has been published over at Lucky Jefferson in their 365 Collection. Please visit if you feel so inclined. There's not much else to say. The poem will stand (or fall) by itself, on its own terms. I am just relieved some of my work is … Continue reading Going live
I have one flash fiction and one short story that I believe are probably close to the best things I have written so far. What they have in common, apart from me, is they both remain unpublished. I suspect these narratives are not genre-specific enough, but probably slightly too whimsical (?) for the literary publishers. … Continue reading Somehow, it’s August
Yes, it is Friday night / Saturday morning and I am required by public health decree to have no where else to be, so it's time for another look in the old spam files. I mean, just because there is a pandemic and my city is in lock down, doesn't mean the bots and the … Continue reading The spam files
The boring days are ones without writing news. When I keep hitting the refresh on various online submission platforms, and my emails and...nuthin', nada, non. These no-news days pile up. A month or two or more can pass without a response. But the writing and the work of submitting and scouting publications continues. Tallying the … Continue reading A big day
Every now and again I'm overwhelmed by a feeling 2020 diverged into an alternate dystopian universe. This 2020 is what it is, meanwhile, the 'real' 2020 is out there, nothing globally cataclysmic happening, just days going by as they were meant to. Then, this feeling subsides and while 2020 may become the year we use … Continue reading The year of big perhapses