Hey Sandy! I'm going to have to check out that essay today. I'm being fascinated by this shift in writing and am eager to embrace it with reading as well as writing. I'm glad I checked this place out, and have added Anna as you suggested. I'll check out that group as well!
I'm super swamped. Just started my new university teaching job a few weeks ago and...well, it's crunch time this week bc our students have a sort of test to complete.
I am, however, writing A LOT. Just came up with an idea and wrote the entire piece last night. It's part of this new structure I'm working on-- the Brevity-style nonfiction piece.
Am meanwhile submitting one piece, trying to keep up with my blog posts, and editing two other works. Oye! The choppiness of my schedule entices me to complain, but realistically, Sandra, it keeps me extremely focused. Therefore adding to my productivity. Also the new location inspires me. Just since leaving the US on 1 March I've already started multiple pieces for potential publication, finished one, and determined a sort of schedule for the year. My writerly life has never been so regimented!
Fortunately I'm still able to read a bit, when my brain can't put forth literature but can imbibe it! Have come up with some substantial material for the two SW chats I'm now hosting.
How's your book doing? Recovered yet from AWP? :) Has its release influenced your submissions? You've been a machine since the beginning of the year. Wa-how!
Will you be joining the SubMiss chat at 230 PM, Friday, 6 April?
Thanks for much for poking me. I haven't been in touch with anyone in a while and need to remember to do so. xoxo<:
Ah, dunno why I was thinking AWP took place THIS weekend.
Excited for you that the book will soon be in your own, hard-working hands!
Re: the chat you & Anna will both be occupadas at AWP so it'll be me hosting-- which I love, of course. Suppose we should keep it at same time/day. Was concerned about my teaching schedule in Peru, though I've yet to hear even about my work visa (another thing of frustration lately) so...we'll proceed.
Checked out Fifth Wednesday Journal in order to consider submitting but couldn't find anything online to investigate. Hmmm...
Am sad that right now it's not taking CNF. :(
Meanwhile will check out Ashland Creek. Have gone through four pubs just today and none are even close to my work. Feeling deflated and demoralized... though I am reading an amazing, profound, intellectually/religiously deep novel called Devil on the Cross by the African novelist Ngugi.
Hey, did we ever figure out what the H we're gonna do for the next SubMiss chat?
Glad you like my blog. Today I wrote two posts for it. Part of my monthly goal is to publish 10 posts. Ten is the # bc as a subscriber to many blogs I find those who publish every day get to be annoying/grating quite soon. It's also a workable # for me as I'm focusing sometimes on journalism and sometimes on literary writing plus I've been traveling periodically for the past few months.
Regarding the Q&A: I'll formulate some questions and send them by tomorrow at the latest. Sound good?
Thanks for the tips. I need to get a manuscript together as in put stuff in one file. I can send it when I do. That'll be a goal for the next few weeks. Did you have subheadings and subsections or just poems?
I'd love to see your manuscript too. I don't really have a manuscript. Just a bunch of poems, and I don't know how to assemble them. I have the same problem with short fiction. I don't know how or when to get to the next step of the collection. I guess I could just through it together. But it seems like there should be some method to the madness. What did you do?
Thanks, Sandy! Congrats on winning a chapbook contest. I was going to enter one recently but accidentally missed the deadline. Also, I have no idea what I'm doing. I wish I could come to the chat tomorrow, but Fridays are my husband's day off, and we're going to a winery, and I don't know if we'll be back in time.
"Concerning the quality of any publication, one of my recent blog posts was about a paperback with a fatal error in it: a series of duplicated pages replacing the pages that ought to be there. Poor quality can happen with any publisher.
"Thanks for your blog. Your subject matter is pertinent since my editor just recommended a writing coach. Thanks a lot for the heads-up. Speaking with her next week to see if its a match. I know what to look out for now."