I’m currently experiencing Silver Medalist Syndrome. I just receive a wonderfully complimentary personal rejection from the Missouri Review. Lots of lovely words were followed by the word “no.” A year ago I would have been thrilled, now it makes me head for the hot cocoa. Over the last few months, along with the slew of form rejections, I’ve received a handful of “almosts” and an acceptance of an old flash piece to a magazine whose Fall 2011 issue seems just a little overdue.
Why haven’t I been blogging? I’m sure that’s the question early mornings at the Kuerig coffee machine. A list of important things I’ve been doing instead.
- Utilizing our new Netflix streaming to watch Dr. Who until eleven at night (after tucking the kids into bed).
- Obsessively playing with noise levels and sibilance issues on my soon-to-be-launched Small Beer Press podcasts.
- Working and reworking GroupGrok.com for its launch next month. Yes, this new site is one bitch of a mistress. Mostly because I haven’t done web work in years and it’s, well, “changed” in the intervening years. Plus it doesn’t help that it’s a shoestring and bubblegum endeavor. What the hell is with this browser-based editing? I want my pro tools back.I’m going to be blogging with four writing friends. I am amazingly thrilled that all of them want to do this. So of course it makes all the sense in the world to spend my time on a project that has no school, work or internship related deadline.
- The final time suck? Thinking about work stuff. You know, my actual day job. It’s been feeling decidedly neglected and is demanding its full share and some until I once again prove my love.