Where I’m At: February 2018

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What a busy month! Winter tends to be a stagnant time for me – it’s a combination of the weather (in my city, the past month has seen temperatures ranging from below zero to 60 degrees Fahrenheit!) and depression. I don’t have SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), but my depression typically gets worse as the days get shorter and the temperatures drop. But this may be the most productive February I’ve ever had, and there’s still nine days left in it!

This past week, I was on two podcasts: That Broad Cast and Fishing Without Bait (where I got to talk about this blog!). Both were live-streamed on Facebook and will be posted in their edited forms in the near future! I still get very nervous while being interviewed, but I’ve noticed a significant improvement in my self-confidence and public speaking since I started doing interviews like this last year. So yeah, that’s nice.

I was also published in the latest issue of The Mantle, which you can find here. I also had some poems and a short story accepted by other journals, which I will share on here once they’re published.

I’m challenging myself by writing even more this year: I am trying to write a short poem every day, but I am also starting to experiment with fiction and creative non-fiction. CNF has always been a challenge for me, and I hated it when I was in college. But now I find myself reading more and more CNF and thinking that some of the experiences that I try to share in poetry may be better suited for an essay format. So far I haven’t written any CNF that I consider publishable, but I am just starting. 🙂

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