Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Creativity quote for 11-28-2012

What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit. - John Updike

Monday, November 26, 2012

Nov 30/Dec 1 staring me in the face

Submission/contest deadlines when you're not quite ready--argh. Sometimes I have the luxury of not having to work a lot or at all and sometimes I have to get a "real job" 'cause, well, I like eating. That is the current case. Working retail-- lots of ideas/lines/etc. -- but it takes up time(!!!!).

Writing quote for 11-26-2012

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by. ― Douglas Adams

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Writing quote for 11-20-2012

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth

Three more photos upcoming

In an anthology from Ink Monkey Press. Yep, same anthology that'll carry two of my flashes.
Did not get that story done. Missing essentials,like CHARACTERS! I can still send it in though because the press publishes individual works. Of course, once I get CHARACTERS! heh heh

Friday, November 16, 2012

This I Like Redux

Woke up yesterday to an acceptance. An anthology from Pure Slush, out of Australia. Way cool. Also I've got two works coming up in a flash fiction anthology from Ink Monkey Press. There was an anthology I wanted to submit to but the deadline has passed, but the editor said if I can get my story in today, they'll give it a look. So I've got a story to write. Adios.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

This I like

Woke up to another publication. "Accolades" in Postcard Shorts.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

7 rejections!!!

Ouch. And a very short work up at One Forty Fiction.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Three photos published

Having a bit more success placing photos than stories. Three up at Foliate Oak Literary Review. Another upcoming as cover art for Anti- poetry.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Writing quote for 9-19-2012

You fail only if you stop writing. --Ray Bradbury


Five stories out, four came back. I do not like this rejection thing! got three of the four back out and it's been a few days so maybe there's hope-- rejections come back fast. Reminiscing back to the days when mags used to solicit work from me and that day when I got 5 acceptances. I haven't been writing like I should, even before I broke my wrist, so I have no one to blame but Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz, still I miss those days!

Friday, September 7, 2012

back to bizness

Broke my wrist this summer, got the cast off a few weeks ago. Occupational therapy getting my fingers back --that means back to the computer and back to submitting. Five stories today. Working on a new piece that I think is probably going to become my most favorite work by Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz. Tendons are a little tight around the wrist and it's a bit uncomfortable typing, but man it feels good getting back to submitting and getting my work out there.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

In the sixth year running, Tennessee Women's Theater Project returns to the Looby Theater beginning Friday May 4, with its annual Women's Work festival of performing and visual arts created by women. Running through Sunday May 20, the festival cuts a broad swath across styles and genres to offer eleven completely different programs: poetry and essays, one-woman shows, staged readings of new plays, dance, music and a display of visual art works in the theater lobby. This year's festival opens with a big first for the company: the debut public presentation of Witness, a new play created for TWTP by the widely known playwright and actor Regina Taylor. Fri, May 4, 7:30 pm — Theater: The first public presentation of Witness, a new play created for TWTP by the renowned playwright Regina Taylor. Witness explores the impact of breast cancer in the African American community. The playwright will attend a discussion after the reading Sat, May 5, 7:30 pm — Dance Night 2012: First-time performers Renata McGraw, Erin Rehberg with Core Project Chicago and Husted Dance, plus returning favorites including hooper Kristen Teffeteller Leophard, Rachel Flores and Blue Moves Modern Dance Company, belly dance with Reischa Feuerbacher, and an ensemble choreographed by Marci Murphree Sun, May 6, 2:30 pm — Performance: Thandiwe Shiphrah returns with a performance piece entitled . . .and then God created woman, combining poetry, music and dance Thur, May 10, 7:30 pm — Music: Singer-songwriters including Carrie Mills, Judy Klass and others to be confirmed Fri, May 11, 7:30 pm — Comedy/Theater: Joy Tilley Perryman presents Growing up Baptist, Busty & Bookish; staged reading of Janet McMahan’s musical Once Upon a Time (Not) Sat, May 12, 7:30 pm — Theater: Staged reading of the You Wouldn’t Expect, a play by Marilynn Barner Anselmi that explores North Carolina’s sterilization program for “mental defectives” Sun, May 13, 2:30 pm — Poetry: The Sixth Annual Mother’s Day Poetry Reading includes returning favorites Amy E. Hall, Raziya and Jan Bossing, with first-time presenters Patricia Alice Albrecht, K. Danielle Edwards and Ashley Mintz A FREE ROSE FOR EVERY MOTHER! Thur, May 17, 7:30 pm — Essays and Storytelling: Past Imperfect, by Lisa Berryhill; monologues by Edith Costanza; Banana Pudding, Knitmares, Thing Blindness and The Messenger, by Karen Trotter Elley; The Story of my Life (So Far?), by Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz and Cancer-free, by Heidi Petak Fri, May 18, 7:30 pm — Staged Reading: Hunger in Paradise, a play by Mary McCallum Sat, May 19, 7:30 pm — One-woman show: Ponder Anew: A WWII Warrior’s Story, by Carol Ponder with Robert Kiefer Sun, May 20, 2:30 pm — Staged Readings/One Woman Show: The House, by Robyn Brooks; Superball, by Pamela Stansberry; Between Lives, by Judy Klass; The West Bank Zoo, by Christine C. Mather and Childbirth Methods/LaLeche League, by first-time presenter Janet Schlapkohl Visual Arts Works by Edith Costanza, Michele Hall Mims and Ashley Mintz

Sunday, April 15, 2012

I'm so confused

That NY reading is in July. Lots of stuff going on--my mind is on overload.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

and a NY reading

in June, though I may have to ask to be bumped to the one in May. We'll see.

A Nashville reading-- I can cross TN off the list next month

I have been invited to read at "Woman's Work 2012" sponsored by the Tennessee Woman's Theater Project, May 4-20. I read on the 17th.

I'll be posting more info later. My oldest daughter, who lives in Nashville, is going to do spoken word and have some paintings exhibited at the same event.

me on the cover

well, actually a piece of artwork--here at Anti-, a wonderful poetry journal.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

unbelieveable . . . but not really

It's almost five o'clock. Just awhile ago, I was just sitting down to the computer and it was 11 something.

Spent the day writing. Working on a children's chapter book that I started years ago. I got a contest entry in today too.

I got this scholarship that allows me to do this program and work with Eric Maisel who wrote this book I love called "Deep Writing." The class is called "Your Best Life in the Arts." I'm going to start today.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

"Taking Shape" in Liquid Imagination Issue 12

My first publication of 2012 is in the latest issue of Liquid Imagination. Go

I love the graphic accompanying.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

another rejection. . . kind of

Sent a poem to a children's mag (online). A while ago. I was clearing out submissions to journals that had never responded and I had no desire to query. Forget you, as Cee-Lo would say.

Anyway, I decided that I would inquire about the poem and I got a note that said the poem was very cute but they had too many poems. Still it's going to be put on file though I was told to submit it elsewhere. Which I plan to do.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Writing again and FI-NAL-LY!!

Lots of personal stuff taking my time, but slowly I'm getting back regularly to the computer.

But I have been able to get some stories out. Have acquired two rejections.

Am working through this workbook for writing practice. I entered 2012 determined to do an exercise a day, but that didn't happen. It's a new month, though, and I'm gonna try to make my writing a greater priority and do it DAILY!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Saturday, February 25, Shannon Room, Branigan Cultural Center, 1:00 p.m.

For Love of Poetry in For Love of Art Month reading organized by Sin Fronteras/Writers without Borders.

Reading will be Sheila Black, Terry Hertzler, John Pate, Joe Somoza, Tim Staley, Gerry Stork, Dick Thomas, Joanne Townsend, Frank Varela and Ellen Roberts Young, not necessarily in that order.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Poetry Reading- Las Cruces

Wednesday, January 25, MVS Studios, 535 N. Main Street, 6:00 p.m.

Poetry reading by Sheila Black, Billy Garrett, Joe Somoza, and Dick Thomas.

(MVS Studios is just north of the Branigan Cultural Center.)