Saturday, April 9, 2011

Closure, reviews, friends, etc.

All right. One of these days I'm going to get back to writing. I swear. But I did get a lot of rest today and I feel recharged.

Off to an interview for a new job this week! Pretty excited! Hopefully I'll be working there in the next couple of weeks after I get my Commercial Core license. Yay!

I also tried something I've never done before (Closure) and even though it was tough, I think it was necessary. I learned some great lessons and had a lot of laughs and really can't complain about anything that's happened over the last year. Life is right. No use getting bummed about what may or may not have been when what I had was definitely the best thing for me at the time and she gave more than anyone else ever has. (I can be quite demanding and unmovable.)

I am eager to write again, just need a little more time to process what the hell happened. Until then, a couple things:

Got a wonderful review of NURSERY RHYMES 4 DEAD CHILDREN at ***Literary Mayhem***. Thanks, Peter! And thanks to anyone who reads and comments!

My talented buddy Bec has a story in this you could check out: M is for Monster

I'm working on an adaption for a local theater production which should be pretty awesome and something I've wanted to do for a while! Once everything is finalized I can't wait to get some pics!

My story THIS FINAL DECEMBER DAY is out in Apex's The Zombie Feed anthology, volume one now. Good deal! *Clickie*

I also worked in the few edits for my story BENEATH THE WEEPING WILLOW (my favorite short so far) which will be in Shock Totem issue 4 this July. I can't wait until people read it. I hope it shakes them up as much as it did me.

My buddy Jassen Bailey is making some great tees and the proceeds are going to Lungevity, which is awesome. Plus there are some great prizes to be had from the likes of author Jack Ketchum and artist Zack McCain. Take part! Make a difference! ***Here***

And I heard from my publisher that ***Nursery Rhymes 4 Dead Children*** is at the binder. Can't wait to have the signed/limited hardcover and the trade paperback on my bookshelf!

Been getting some great feedback on my direct to digital coming-of-age novella ***BEFORE LEONORA WAKES***. It's a damn good little story. I love this kid who is essentially me at that age (though he's probably a helluva lot smarter than I was. Probably a helluva lot smarter than I am now.)

Read a sweet novella by Brian James Freeman called The Painted Darkness. I'm working on a review for the Crow's Caw right now. Good stuff.

I'm also working on my next guest blog "On Editing," which will be on Ms. Cindie Geddes blog in the next few days! These things are a lot of fun to write and help me in ways I can't explain. Kinda like Fruity Pebbles.

I think I'm pretty blessed. People don't owe me crap yet they support me, make me smile, they're there for me. It's kinda numbing really. Where the hell did all of this luck and good fortune come from?!?! People used to hate me.

It creeps me out a little. :P

But thank you!


K. Allen Wood said...

I totally hate you! Fucker.

I'm just here for the chips and dip.

Lee said...

LOl! I hate you too. But I do think we are quite the dance team! It's probably because you're a part-time ninja.

Bec said...

Lots of good things happening with your writing, so well done!

And thanks for the mention. :)

Natalie L. Sin said...

Fruity Pebbles are delicious, but they get soggy. You would think with modern technology, we would have fixed that ; )

Aaron Polson said...

Awesome review! Now where's the chips?

Qweequeg said...

Where's the cake? Someone said there was cake. *pout*

Lee said...

Bec: Thanks! Nat: I know! Technology is not so great after all. What a shame. Aaron: Thanks, man! Here ya go. Eat the chips. Qwee: Stop pouting! Here's your cake! :P

Anonymous said...

Who will be your next victim, I wonder.

Lee said...

There aren't any victims. Only someone who feels sorry for herself and stalks my blog when she needs to create drama. And I'm not talking about Kara, she's very grown up and we parted recently on good terms.

Anonymous said...

Oh, but you love drama. Your entire fantasy and personal life are found on the internet. Take a bow!