Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Disappearing Blogger

I think it's been... nine months since I last posted?

Bad Bad Blogger.

Though writing wise I haven't had a whole lot to report. I got wrapped up in the idea of applying to grad school for a mfa, and when I was rejected from grad school, I more or less went on a writing sabbatical (the less was one half finished screenplay). I think it made me question what role I want writing to play in my life.

I have started writing again. I don't think I really missed writing when I wasn't doing it, after all its so much easier to find the time to not write. But I do know that nothing settles me as much as writing, and I have some ideas that need to be made concrete before they vanish.

Life update:

The insanely wonderous Ellen Datlow read one of my stories and didn't hate it. She listed "The Elephant God" on her honorable mentions list for Best Horror of the Year (volume two).

Ellen Datlow is one of my favorite editors and this produced much squealing and dancing on my end.

One of my stories has been accepted into Pill Hill Press' Dark Things III horror anthology. I think that makes it my first acceptance in...

And I decided I wasn't ready to adopt a dog yet, so I took to fostering a beautiful Mini Aussie named Tessa. Who I then. Adopted.

But who could give up such a beauty?

I hope all has been well for my fellow writers!


  1. Wondered where you'd gotten to! Now that is a beautiful dog--no one with half a heart could've done otherwise.

  2. Yay! You're back! I saw the honorable mention--grats! Too many exclamation points!


  3. katey - yes she is both beautiful and enjoys trying to smother me by covering my face with her throat. a perfect horror writer's dog.

    ack indeed aaron! yes the ellen datlow mention made me go around for about a week sprouting exclamation points everywhere.

  4. You're back! Congrats on the awesome honorable mention!

    I recommend taking some time away from the academic world to get some life experiences, then go back to grad school. It's what I did (although I got an M.Ed instead of an MFA) and I got a lot more out of it than if I'd gone on directly from college.

  5. Welcome back. Congrats on the publication and the dog, she's gorgeous.

  6. Tessa is beautiful!!!, (my grand dog) and I'm glad you are writing your blog again.

  7. kc and danielle - thanks for the welcome back

    and anonymous i'm pretty sure you're my mother :)