Monday, 30 December 2013

The Winds of Change

As some of you may remember, awhile ago I was given the position of Executive Editor over at The Corner Club Press. I assisted the founder, Amber Forbes in putting out a few pretty fantastic issues. We then expanded the team and created a pretty awesome paranormal issue. Now the team has grown again and things have changed a bit.

 I gave up my position as Executive Editor. I still work with the magazine, just in a role that I feel I'm better suited for. I took up the position of Poetry Editor and I really couldn't be happier. I'll step back into the executive editor role in a minute if I'm needed, but I feel that the new editor will do a great job, I don't think there will be any problems. I'll still be handing the social media end of things, and doing some website updating and of course, handling the poetry.

I made this change for many reasons, one of which was I felt that Kristina deserved the job more than I did, and I was never really comfortable in it anyway. The other reason is that I have three kids and a life at home to consider. I also have some writing projects I'm working on and I help my author friend Amber Forbes with a lot of her book promotion (and the odd beta read now and then) and I just don't want to keep my plate too full all the time. If there is anything I don't like, it's over committing and then dropping the ball. The new team is going to be a good one because we play off our strengths, and mine is poetry. It just made sense to me to make this change.

So if you're a writer, or a reader, you should go take a look at The Corner Club Press. There's lots of great stories and poetry in there (and it's free)

Saturday, 28 December 2013

2014 Is Just Around The Corner

I've spent the past few days reflecting on 2013  and I've come to the conclusion that it was a good year. I wrote a novel, I wrote a few short stories and I had several poems picked up for publication. I landed a position working on a literary magazine, started a blog and an author page on facebook. I've been trying to think of ways that I can make 2014 even better and more productive and here's what I want for myself in the new year. 

I want to be published more. I want more poetry published, I want more flash fiction and short stories published. I want to rewrite Unbroken. I want to help make The Corner Club Press even more successful. What I want most is to put together a poetry book and have it published. In January a small writers group I run is going to do a Jan-O-WriMo event and I intend to write a ton of poetry so I can put together a manuscript. I have a few presses in mind to submit it to already. My goal is to have the manuscript completed by February 9th (my 31st birthday) If I hit a stroke of luck, hopefully it will get picked up this year. 

I also want to blog more. I know, I've sorely neglected this place for the past month and I'll be shocked if anyone even reads this. I'll be delighted, but shocked nonetheless. I hadn't given up on it, just life has a funny way of stealing time away from you. I also intend to be a little more organized this year. I'll kind of have to be. I have one kid in school and his younger siblings (The Twins) will be following in the fall. I'm already finding myself busy with school activities and this will only increase in the fall, but...on the other side of that coin, it also means more writing time come September. I'm thrilled both for my children and for myself. 

So those are my goals and I think they are good ones. I have more goals for 2014 then I think I've ever made in any other year. What goals do you have for next year? 

Monday, 9 December 2013

It's Been Awhile

Hi everyone! Sorry I've been gone so long. I've been meaning to post, but I've been super busy with a few different things. I've been beta reading for my awesome author friend, Amber Forbes. I've also been helping her promote her novel, When Stars Die.

Don't worry, I haven't been totally negligent to my own projects, in fact since I blogged last I've had a couple things published and received more acceptance letters. My first flash piece will appear in the spring, in fact. I had three poems published over at The Kitchen Poet, one over on Walking is Still Honest and I just got an acceptance letter from a lit mag that is produced by a university. It will be my first time appearing in print! EEP!

I realize that I have gotten behind on my author interviews and I deeply apologize. I swear I will get on them. I'm so terribly sorry that they've gotten pushed to the back burner for the moment. The holidays are a busy time of year for me, but I will get them done, I swear I will.

Merry Christmas!