Now that I’ve typed the title, I have to decide in what order I shall post the subjects… hmm… well, I think I’ll start with the Great Announcement, since I Announced it like that. Ahem.
I was approached by publisher Nichole White of Magpie Eclectic Press. Why? She wants to publish my short story, ‘The Department-Store Pianist,’ in an up-and-coming anthology of short stories! I was extremely thrilled and honored, since the story wasn’t even in the sought-for genre of Speculative Fiction. In short, I’M GOING TO BE A PUBLISHED AUTHOR!!!
There. I’ve said it. If you were here at the house, you would note my random squeals and bursts of spazziness. I’m so excited! Cough.
Now, since (oddly enough) several people have shown interest in my handwriting (which isn’t that special, ahem) and I bought an adorable new owl notebook from Barnes and Noble (seriously, why do I like owls all of a sudden? OH NO! I’m falling for popular marketing! NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!) so I wanted to show it off. And also I did some Avengers doodles.
Remember me telling you I was going to write a poem entitled ‘My Brain is a Sieve’ because I forget everything? Here ’tis, in all its Suessian glory.
And lastly but not leastly (yes, I know leastly is not a word – or is it?) – we have a family of birds living underneath our deck! Three chicks hatched the day before yesterday, and they are ADORABLE! Granted, all we can really see of them is the top of their fluffy heads, but I’ve seen mama feed them and I watched dad build the nest and it’s just so ADORABLE! Here’s a picture –
See? I told you. Cuteness.
p.s. Our Vacation Week is over (cue sniffles) and so all those backed-up letters and art commissions are going to pour forth like a flash flood after heavy rain! Ahem.