I don't let go easily. I'll worry at a thing like a dog after bone that's still got some meat on it. This trait probably has more than a little impact on the insomnia. But I'm try to make a like a leaf and float.
I needed to a place to live. I could live alone but I don't want to do that because writing is such a solitary pursuit. Anyway, on a whim I responded to a Craigslist add, you know the free housing for sex deal.
Yeah, that never happened. (But this post would be so much more interesting if it had.) What did happen is this: I'm exchanging rent and utilities for some child care. I'll be watching two boys ages 9 and 11 for about ten hours a week on the nights they're visiting their day but he has to work. The boys are great and since I don't have rent or utilities, I'm going to give myself a little time off to write. Not a lot. A few months. I don' t need a year to accomplish what I want to accomplish.
I have five novels now? Or is it six? Well, at any rate, I need to get these completed stories submission ready. It's easy to submit while working and with six works in circulation, I ought to get an agent or something, eventually.
Oh, and I just got news that I sold Just Like Wal-Mart. This is one my favoritest stories and I'm glad to say it has found a home with Cover of Darkness. It'll appear in the September 2013 issue. I can't think of a better way to end 2012.
Mariel R. is an ESL teacher, horse trainer, writer, editor, sporadic blogger, and lover of beer. She lives in South Korea with two cats, three horses, a German Shepherd and 17 chickens.
Bear (Gom in Korean) then (above) now (below)
Geumbi (Goldy in English) R.I.P February, 23, 2018