A View of Things to Come

I’m a lazy blogger.  I can admit it.  I wear many hats, you see: mother, student, employee, partner, friend, and recently I got to add patient to my collection.  Of course, these hats get broken down further, on occasion, into mini-hats…beanies or maybe tiaras.  What I’m trying to say is sometimes sleeping is more important than blogging.

As I mentioned in my first post, this place is going to look like a Schizophrenic runs it.  Although I am most known (and I use that loosely) for fiction writing, I started out as a poet.  Poetry is a love of mine, and it heavily influences my fiction writing.  I’ll be posting poems I find engaging.  I’ll be posting some of my own work.  I’ll be posting about the submission process and how it feels to be rejected.  It sucks, and you know this, but I’m going to tell you about it anyway.  I’ll even post about the progress of my book…you know, if I ever get back to working on it.

I also take requests.  Just saying.

Since I’ve had several requests to post it, I’ll leave you with my newest poem.


I Was Told These Sheep Were Fireproof

I used to pretend that wool was asbestos.

It wouldn’t burn.

It would give you cancer, though…so there’s that.

Pick your poison, little lamb

Die slowly every day, like everyone else

Only faster

Or build up like orbital re-entry

Until your skin explodes like pork rinds?

Ewe should have seen it coming

Mary never loved you




Neither did Joseph.

Old Blog, New Content

A few semesters ago, I started this blog as part of my web writing class.  And as with most of my attempts at blogging, when the class was over, so was the blog.  This time, I have not one but two classes that I will most likely be using this for, and because one of them is a publishing class, chances are better than usual that I may actually keep up with it this time.

So, first some updates.  I am in my final semester of undergrad studies at Indiana University-South Bend.  I graduate in May, and I accept monetary gifts and foodstuffs (especially foodstuffs in pie form).  I’ve applied for grad school and am waiting to hear on that in the next few months.  I published my first novella, Celia, through Rainstorm Press and I have a short story coming out in the next few months with them as well.  I’ve started writing my first full length novel, Enraptured, but it’s taken a backseat to school.  I plan on getting back to it, and I have a decent chunk of it started.  I have not yet received a little pug dog.  Or an angry looking cat.

The primary class I plan to use this blog for is my publishing class.  As a part of it, I’ll be writing a chapbook of poetry.  I may also use this for my multimedia writing class.  So no, I’m not schizophrenic nor do I have multiple personalities…just multiple classes.