I’m planning on posting a vlog later today so I may edit this post, but I’m trying to get through a bunch of work before I go out and meet some poet people for an afternoon apertif… The meeting with other poets was great! And I am uploading my vlog from when I early voted!
Work on the lit mag has been really, really busy. I received quite a few submissions yesterday and I have a few acceptance/pending edits that I have sent out, but quite a few rejections as well. It isn’t easy to reject someone’s work, especially when you are a writer yourself (with three rejection slips just this week!) but it is a part of seeking publication and remember everyone–subjective publication.
I’m still a little worried about getting a video up for Tuesday even though I have some good work coming in so I may do a bit of an editorial to reiterate the proper way to submit to a lit mag, even an online lit mag etc.
But it is Friday. IT is Halloween. And I’m not giving out candy this year. I think I’ll go to the mall and look for people dressed up in costumes instead
Shape of a Box is finally listed on Duotrope and was also sent out in call for submissions through the yahoo group CRWOPPS. And I already have about 5 messages in my in box. I hope everyone who uses Duotrope has donated at some point. It is a terrific service and I try to make a point of at least once a year giving them a small donation. Do it!
I wanted work.
I’m waiting on my organic produce delivery. My sister is going to split it with me because my husband and I couldn’t quite get through a weekly box of $30 a week even with eating most meals in! It arrived before 8am last week and I hope it is here soon because I wanted to see the quantities before I make my grocery list and go to the store.
By switching to mostly organics, mostly eating in, no caffeine, no diet soda and keeping consistent on portions and exercise my weight has been moving down. 3.4 last week. Slow this week but I’ll keep plugging away. I had put back on the 10 I had taken off but I’m only 5 to getting it back off and then moving that scale further down!!! I’m strange in that I do better losing weight during the winter than summer. I think because heat makes me lazy and cold makes me want to move to stay warm.
Tomorrow I will be meeting with some other poets in the afternoon. Yay! Poetry, food and drinks in the afternoon. Could you wish for anything better?
I did vote last night. I arrived at the library at about 4:30 and I was done at 7pm. When I saw the length of the line, I knew the wait would be about 2 hours but I had brought books with me so I decided to stay. Only thing I didn’t realize was how freaking cold it was! At home, I thought it was in the 50′s but there was a lot of wind and we were standing in the shade. But, I’m still glad I went ahead and voted. Maybe I’ll actually do some volunteer work on Election Day?
Working a strange schedule today because I have Stanley Steamer coming to clean the carpets this afternoon. Makes my whole day feel a bit wonky. But, don’t we need wonky once in a while?
Don’t we need question marks?
Lots of question markes?
Issue #3 of Shape of a Box is live and ready to be viewed, listened to, read etc etc.
Still a bit slow here receiving submissions for my lit mag, but I’m working on getting the news out about the journal.
Finished my election research so I may early vote today or tomorrow.
It was very nice having a day off on Friday. And having a day to myself on Saturday. But, I was ready to have people around again by the time my hubby got back on Saturday night.
Lots of mundane tasks to work on today, and this week in general. The biggest concern for me right now is finding a way to get more submissions for Shape of a Box. I wanted to wait until the first of the year to take out ad space and such because I wanted to be able to monitor a “fiscal” year starting with January of expenses so right now I’m still looking at free ways to promote my project. Anyone have any ideas?
I am enjoying my food from Absolute Organics. I am wondering if there is a little bit too much food for two people, but it is keeping me eating in a bit more so that is probably a good thing!
Just recorded the audio for the two poems going up this week on Shape of a Box so I will be uploading that tomorrow and then I’ll start on the next video.
Hope everyone has a good week!
No work today! Yah! I made this video yesterday to upload today cause hubby and me are gonna celebrate our 10 year (OMG CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT!) anniversarry.
How to celebrate? Probably doing absolutely nothing which, in itself, can be wonderful
Ugh! I’ve been eating really small meals all week but today I went out for lunch and almost 5 hours later I still feel WAY over full!
Speaking of food. I have tried several times to use Absolute Organics for home produce delivery but then I thought it was too much food the first time (was still eating a lot of junk) then found other excuses but I signed up again for a $30 box once a week and I planned my meals for the weak around it. I didn’t spend much more at the grocery store (combined with the cost of the produce) than I normally do so I think it is going to work out well.
Being out for lunch and doing the grocery store has put me a bit behind in my own pursuits for the day but I think I am getting caught up which always gets me itching to start a new project.
Of course as soon as I say I’ll start a new project I bet my current project (Shape of a Box) will suddenly becoming really, really busy!
I should go exercise. Yep. I should.