Friday, June 27, 2008

Lately, I'm a Desperate Believer

Got some good news, thought I'd share it. I'm going to be in Alison Tyler's upcoming anthology, Frenzy. I see I will be in good company in this super-short story book. I just hope my story, Lights Out, is able to play well with others.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

If You Can't Change the World, Change Yourself

Staying motivated is tough for me. I'm sure for a lot of other people too. I'm an immediate results kind of girl. And, when time slows down and nothing is happening, I get frustrated. And bored. And then I stop caring. You know the rest.

But, nothing changes until you change it. As hard as it is, I have to keep going. Not just with writing, but everything. There are so many things out there that I want to do, and just because it isn't happening right now, doesn't mean it won't happen at all.

What keeps you going? How do you get past a bad case of the fuck-its?*

*(Thank you for that, Dana Carvey!)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I Will Show You The Way to the Rest of My Sins

Now that I am back to reality, it is back to the business at hand. A few contracts are signed and more stories are flying through the internet's series of tubes, on their way to various editors. I am more excited than ever about all that is happening for me. But, it has created one little issue. I have to write more stuff! High class problem, to be sure.

Even though a lot of positive stuff happened while I was away, I didn't write nearly as much as I would have liked while in Australia. Too much other stuff to do. Shocking, I know. I'm home now, missing Oz like crazy and wishing I was back there. Maybe I will be someday (for a lot longer than a couple weeks) but for now I'm stuck here in sweltering PA. Despite the heat, I've been very productive. Stories seem to keep bubbling up to the surface, faster than I can get the ideas down on the old laptop.

So, hopefully the good news will keep rolling in. How is everyone else doing? Drop me a line and let me know.