Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Old Mixed Bag Bit


It's been a bit good news / bad news here lately. On the bad front, I've had the flu since October 16th. But the good news is I'm slowly getting better. Bad news: my daughter has had it, too. Really good news: she's getting better, too.

For all our battles with congestion and fevers, the writing front has been a source of much good news. In the spirit of glass-half-full, I share my bounty with you.

GREAT NEWS: The 3o Days, 30 Writes chapbook is on the brink of being released. Stephen and I are hammering out the final details. Expect to see it available at the end of the week.

UNEXPECTED GOOD NEWS: I had an email from Every Day Fiction this morning telling me my flash fiction, "Free," was selected for their annual anthology. I was part of last year's anthology and was so pleased with how the project came out. Plus, there's nothing like an acceptance for something you didn't even know you had out there.

GOOD NEWS ON THE HORIZON: NaNoWriMo is just a few days away. Already, I feel myself getting excited about it. The last NaNo I did (2007) brought me Jamieson's Folly. I believe this year's project, The Blue Hills, has every bit as much potential. I'm not as prepared as I'd like, but NaNoWriMo is about the leap of faith. The Blue Hills has bones enough to warrant that leap.

So, mainly good news, indeed. I'm losing the Vicks Vaporub and gaining a lot of ground. I can't wait to see what else waits on the horizon. Just no more flu, I hope. I'm ready to run. Or will be when I finally stop coughing.


... Paige said...

bless y'alls hearts. stay ontop of the cootie and don' be scared to seek medical, even with this crazy flu.

Good luck on Nov. and I'm looking foward to the book

Jodi MacArthur said...

Is it the swine flu? We had that this last spring...it just drags on forever. Sounds like the worst is over. So that is good. ;)

Happy Writing for nanowrimo! I'm writing during that time also - I already started (just couldn't wait!).

Truly glad you and your daughter are feeling better.

Greta Igl said...

Thanks, guys, for your good wishes. Yup, swine flu was likely the bus that hit us. But we're definitely feeling much, much better. I had some complications, but my doc was right on top of it. I expect I'll be in fighting shape come Nov 1. Gotta love NaNoWriMo!