Monday 4 June 2012

I'm hungry ...

Sorry ... I couldn't resist :o)
Lot's of things on my plate this month, but it's not food:

Vine Leaves Literary Journal needs to be ready by beginning of July and we've had almost 250 submissions, this time around. That's lots of work for two people. You never know, we might need to recruit editors soon! Some stuffed vine leaves (dolmades) would be nice too ... hmmm ...

I'm participating in BuNoWriMo which is Hart Johnson's brainchild for those who find November inconvenient to do NaNoWriMo. I'm also being a rebel and using it to get a move on with MUTED instead of starting a new project. So far I'm failing miserably at 300 hundred words. But I hope to catch up! Please somebody bless my fingers with the speed to keep up with my brain ...

My Fabric blog tour is still going on quietly in the background. Didn't want to make a big deal about it, but it's still nice to get some exposure. And poetry needs it! If you feel at all inclined, please do me a favour and tweet, FB, it or just tell your friends! Thank you to Beccy, Glynis and Karen for helping me promote from last Friday to today.

Dawn and I have teamed up to write an awesome children's series (top secret!), and I've got a huge hankering to get a move on with it because it's freaking brilliant if I say so myself. Dawn also has a ton of other projects on the go, one of which I am designing a mock cover for, because I love to design them, and I love Dawn, so double win! :)

Oh yeah, and there's that day job that takes up the majority of my time. I've also got my father and his wife visiting from Australia in a couple of weeks, so will take some time off for that too.

Ack ... there's more ... I'm sure of it ... oh, yeah, getting excited about the retreat with Chuck Sambuchino this August! And also getting excited about some good news that I can't talk about yet. Hehehehe ... sorry folks!

Now ... I need some breakfast. *snaps fingers* Oi! Bring me a bowl of Special K, yeah, cereal, with sliced banana and strawberries in it, and I want the milk really cold, like on the verge of being frozen but not, ... okay ... a cup of coffee will do ...

Have a great week, all!


  1. Vine Leaves is really growing! That's a lot of submissions to read. AND you're doing BuNo? AND everything else? You don't do things halfway, Jessica. Good for you!

  2. Sounds like a lot of really great things going on! I'm trying to do the BuNoWriMo too (non-officially). Hoping to get a good hunk of this wip squared away before July vacation! That pic is hilarious!

  3. Good luck with all your projects! Hey, I trained as an editor in college and I need a job??? Trying to get my current WIP ready for CPs by the end of the month so I'm looking at Nov to do NaNo. Maybe I should start up another one before then because it's something I'd really like to try...

  4. I'm thrilled Vine Leaves is doing so awesome! You always astonish me. Your verve and spunk are infectious. Miss you...

  5. Yay for you and all these exciting projects! FABRIC is awesome, I'm sure your new BuNo story is fab, and I'm very intrigued about this children's series!

    Ahh, that Special K breakfast you described reminds me of my childhood. I actually ate that! Have fun w/the fam. More soon~ :o) <3 *nom nom nom*

  6. I have no idea how you keep a handle on it all.

  7. And I thought I was busy with a million side projects. Wow, Jessica!

  8. Congratulations on the success of Vine Leaves. It sounds like you are ridiculously busy. But in all the best ways.

  9. That's a lot of balls in the air! You need your nourishment to keep up with everything. :)

  10. I'm sending positive typing vibes to your fingers!!

    Vine Leaves is doing so well - congratulations :)

  11. Vine Leaves sounds like it's doing wonderful! Here's to fast typing fingers and brains that understand that sometimes those little digits just can't keep up!


  12. Sounds like a hugely busy time. Hope Vine Leaves reaches the top!

  13. Hi Jessica - delighted Vine Leaves is doing so well - great number of submissions - and your Poetry book too ..

    Cheers for now - Hilary

  14. Ooh, I know how to make dolma! I used to make them with my grandmother. Which is to say, I'd love to be a copy editor for Vine Leaves, if you need one...


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