Where I’m At: July 2018 (Plus a Big Announcement!)

Photo by Kinga Cichewicz on Unsplash

I didn’t post as often as I wanted to in June, for three reasons:

  1. A novel ARC that I planned to review was so bad that I couldn’t finish it (and wasted a lot of time trying)
  2. I was out of town a lot (primarily in Detroit for the Allied Media Conference)
  3. I found out that my first poetry collection was accepted for publication in the fall!

My poetry chapbook, MISS MACROSS VS. BATMAN, will be published by CWP Collective Press later this year. It’s the best news I’ve received all year!

It has only been slightly over a year since I had my first poems published in a local arts magazine. To get an entire collection published in such a short time is a huge motivation to keep going.

July is (shockingly) another busy month for me, mainly because I need to move to the opposite side of my city within the next 2 weeks on a budget of approximately $0. I don’t know how consistent my internet access will be, because internet costs money that I do not have. I also want to ride the momentum of getting a book published by starting a new manuscript. If I don’t end up having consistent internet for a bit, I’m not that worried – it’ll cause less distractions from me working on my writing. 🙂

Stuff to expect on the blog this month include a post on how to get your poetry or short story collection publication-ready and a review on the new English translation of Solarpunk: Ecological and Fantastical Stories in a Sustainable World, a Brazilian sci-fi anthology!

  • Current drink: Harpoon Limey Vice Gose
  • Current book: Slouching Towards Bethlehem – Joan Didion
  • Current e-book: Solarpunk – Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro
  • Current music: sweetbn _ – row flip (Extended)



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