Monday, May 16, 2011

Catching Up!

Wow, it's been over two months since I last blogged!  I have been crazy busy with my reading, writing and reviewing.  OK, and Twitter and Facebook.  I have had a couple stories accepted to anthologies since my last post, as well as had a winning story at Necon E-books monthly flash fiction contest for April.

Here, read my story, and then the note at the bottom.  Let me tell you, I was stoked for days.  Still am, actually.

I am now proofreading for the UK magazine Morpheus Tales.  I am a grammar and spelling nerd, so this is very enjoyable.  I was also given a twice-weekly guest blog at Altered Realities Radio; my blog is called Something Wicked.  I'll be writing about horror, of course.

I stepped out of my comfort zone this past weekend and attended an event with a group called Momzshare, local moms who blog, write, own their own businesses; in short, go-getting women.  Not so sure I fit in, but I was invited and it was an 80s party with drinks like Flux Capacitors, so I decided to give it a go.

If you know me, you know I'm very shy in real life; it's hard for me to make small talk and mingle.  Thankfully there's a woman here in my little town who is part of Momzshare, and she offered to help me out.  We carpooled together, and I kind of stuck to her like glue after we got there.  I hope she didn't mind (thanks, Shannon!).  I did dress somewhat 80s (yay, Commander Salamander!), but some of the women were DECKED OUT.  It was cool.

I had fun, but don't know if I made any kind of impression; I didn't exactly volunteer the information that I read and write and breathe horror because these were normal women with normal children.  As time goes on, I'm sure my little oddities and quirks will come out and either the Momzshare community will embrace me or run screaming.  I'll keep you posted.

I will try to update this blog at least a couple days every week.  I don't want to disappoint my public, after all.



LIZA said...

Horror? I love horror - and I read that about you before going to Momzshare. Wish we had connected! Next time!

Sheri said...

I wish we had connected, too - it's hard to meet other moms who like horror! :-)