I've Written One Draft
of one novel, serious effort. I do plan on revising that soon, but I’m letting it rest. Let’s say it’s like cheese and that it needs to age. No, let’s not say it’s like cheese. Let’s just let it rest for at least another month or so (I finished in it in June. Six or seven months should be long enough to revisit it to revise. Right? I have no experience...
Latest Publication →
“Love Your Braider,” a short story, is now up at Prairie Wolf Press Review. Their newest issue, Fall 2011, was launched today. Or is that is launched today? Marjorie Carlson Davis, William Michael Sinclair, and j. d. daniels, are the editors at Prairie Wolf Press Review. The piece is almost completely retrospective, which I generally preach against in fiction. But I wanted...
I am slowly. . .
…getting over the death of Gerry Shapiro. His obituary is here and some very kind words about him are here—his wife and my academic chair (and my mama away from mama), Judy Slater, is quoted first. On the first occasion I heard Gerry speak professionally, to a class of beginning graduate students, I expected to hear him talk about writing and research. He did a little, but he mostly...
The Problem with the Internet
is that I learn things from it (on it?) that I’d rather learn via, let’s say—a telephone call. A direct email. An official email. Although people mean well—and although they may know him better than or more than I do, I do NOT want to learn from reading someone’s facebook status update that a professor who I have admired as a writer before I became a student at my...
celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations, NAP! Here’s to many more! (everyone else, go read some issues of NAP)
I am not done with
tumblr—I have just been very busy. After years of graduate school (really, I’m in my seventh), I have finally finished work for my comprehensive exams. Where I attend school, we have the option of doing portfolios for two reading lists (each list consisting of forty books). Each portfolio consist of annotated bibliographies of all the works, a twenty page paper, a syllabus of a...