Sunday, December 28, 2008

Prick of the Spindle

I have two poems now live in Prick of the Spindle:

Picking Through the Rubble at Midnight

And speaking of spindles, I still can't believe what my parents got me for Christmas: a Kromski Sonata spinning wheel!!! It's gorgeous and it folds up surprisingly small into its own carrying bag. I haven't used it yet, partly because I have no idea what I'm doing, but mostly because I've been really sick the last few days.

In other news, I've almost finished my 20th round of 30 poems in 30 days, all our beautiful snow has melted away, and I've eaten enough cookies to choke an elephant. I think I'll go have another...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

The Heights

So, that good news I was talking about?

Ballard Street Poetry Journal has nominated my poem "When Bonnie and Clyde Were Gunned Down" for the Pushcart Prize.

You can also read Ms. McGee Hits the Heights in the new issue of The Orange Room Review. And keep your eye on that Orange Room - I've got poems coming in the next two issues as well.

Monday, December 01, 2008

In Other News

First off, let me just say that I love my NaNo novel. I'm not showing it to anyone anytime soon, and I absolutely loathe the temporary title I gave it, but for a story written entirely in the span of 24 days, I'm very happy with it.

Thanksgiving was great. The following three days were even greater. We went to Seattle, spent lots of happy time at the Museum of Flight (we're a family of airplane fanatics), and then on Saturday we went to the Pacific Science Center to see Lucy, the very famous Australopithecus afarensis fossil. 
WOW. It was every bit as breathtaking as I imagined.

This being December 1, I started my 20th round of 30 poems in 30 days today. Looks like Lucy will be dominating the first few poems, at least. Maybe I've found my muse at last?

I'll try to get some photos up soon, but we all know how bad I am at that. It always seems to fall to the bottom of the pile of things to do.

But you'll definitely want to stay tuned - I have some good news to share...