My publisher, All Things That Matter Press, just informed me that my book, Wetland And Other Stories, will be released next week. Kewl. When it drops I’ll break out the bubbly. I’ll probably go all out and splurge on either Moet or Veuve Cliquot. I’ll post the links for the book when I get them. I don’t know if the book will be released in paperback or hard cover. I suppose that’d depend on how well it does on the internet. I know what having a physical copy of the book would mean, though – interviews on TV and webzines, speaking engagements in bookshops and maybe even setting up a stand at a convention or neighborhood faire. Even though I’m the shy type, now is not the time for it. I’ve got to keep my chin up, hoist the mast and get ready for my close up. You know, it’s funny. When you need something everyone in the world is your friend. When you stand alone make sure your life jacket is secure.
First, I rejoined the transportation world today. I bought a maroon 2001 Kia Optima LX. (No doubt I bought this Korean export because I’ve been watching a lot of Korean films lately). It has some minor issues but nothing that a little love can’t fix. I also officially became a “writer” today. There’s a certain criteria poets and writers have to make before their websites can be listed at Poets & Writers. In my case, I would have to be published in at least six journals to qualify. Since I qualified, they listed this site today. Those are the good news. The bad news is I’ll have to find a job quickly because I’m running out of funds. Anyway, I’m not worried. There’s still enough space under the Ballard Bridge to accomodate one more vagrant.
I got a new listing today on ‘Blogs by Poets & Writers’ which, itself, is a listing under New Pages.com. I’ve since added them to my blogroll.
Blog.com was down for a while. Hopefully I didn’t miss out on anything. I recently registered with Poets & Writers and am just 4 credits short of getting my own directory listing there. Just two more published short stories and I’ll be in like Flynn.