I’ve been a bit distracted lately. First it was the thesis. That’s moving along nicely now, though other busy-ness has arrived. Not all busy-ness is bad, however, as I’ve joined Toadlily Press as a contributing editor. I’m helping to facilitate their ongoing Conversation as Muse, which engages their mission of creating a community of writers and readers. I’m adding new content to the blog each week which has given me additional excuses to neglect this space.
Then I’ve got my own work—sending poems and the book ms. out to quite a few places. Beyond that I’m an associate editor for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. I did this last year as well, reading around 1,000 novel pitches and rating them on originality, overall strength and writing quality. It’s a busy few weeks, but interesting to note the trends out there.
Beyond that interior world it has been amazing here in Seattle. Incredible blue skies, leaves unfurling and cherry blossoms popping out all over the place. It feels a bit earlier than normal, but I haven’t heard any complaints. River continues to be my favorite part of life and Elle is well.
I plan to start writing interesting things again here soon. I promise.