Monday, September 8, 2008

Happy News...

... from the editors of blossombones: 12 poems of mine will be featured in their fall special series of e-chapbooks by women poets. Very exciting! The series will be appearing later this fall.
And that was a great way to break my sort of dry spell lately. I guess, earlier this year, I'd gotten into the habit of submitting the wrong poems to the wrong places (for me) and hopefully this is the beginning of evidence that I've been reversing that trend in my more recent submissions.
In other news, this is my final semester in the M.A. program! Three decades of schooling are nearly at an end. And I'm serious this time. No Ph.D. for me (at least not in the foreseeable future -- never say never, I suppose ;)
So I just found out after my first thesis class last week that the first draft of my thesis is due next Wednesday, plus my submission to the class journal. And of course this is the week I've been under the weather and required to fill in at work through half my weekend. Needless to say, I am a busy, tired girl. But a happy one. As much as I generally dislike formatting documents in accordance with style guides, when it comes to the thesis, I'm actually enjoying it... well, I'm halfway done now, so we'll see if I still feel that way on Wednesday...
And Melusine is coming along very well. I'm just about to close submissions on the first issue and open them for the summer issue... just finalizing a few decisions. It's been such a fun project, but now I'll probably have to set it aside to pick up again after the semester's over. Then it will be consuming most of my attention until the debut issue comes out next March.
So, all in all, a good start to the fall season (my favorite part of the fall season, when technically, and meteorologically, it's still the summer.)