In other writerly news
A couple of weeks ago, Mark Leslie contacted me about my submission to his Spooky Sudbury project which will be published through Dundurn Press later this year. He’s going to include the piece I submitted 🙂
These were both submissions I had made last fall, while participating in Khara House’s October Submit-O-Rama challenge. It’s wonderful to know that my efforts are bearing fruit.
On a slight downer, my submission to the League of Canadian Poets’ National Poetry Month Blog has not been accepted. This is my fault. I delayed in sending my poem in and they had too many submissions to post everything. It’s a ‘live and learn’ moment.
Certified and certifiable
I found out the Monday following my return from Chatham, that I passed my certification (yippee!). I am now a certified trainer through my employer. This could open up several opportunities for me in coming months.
Also on the work front, my acting position as training coordinator has been extended through to August 31, 2013. Given the chaos that is my portfolio right now, I’m not so certain that this was a wise move on the part of the powers that be (PTB), but I was happy to accept.
Monday, I’m heading down to Toronto again for a course in writing briefing notes. This one I’m not facilitating. Professional development rocks 😉
I’ve reached the anniversary date of my blog this month and with that have come some challenges that I hope very soon to turn into opportunities.
I have now passed my WordPress follower goal of 100. I’m currently at 111 and am faced with the challenge of setting up a quarterly newsletter. I’ve been dragging my heels on this, though, because …
I’m seriously considering migrating to WordPress.org from WordPress.com. I can’t very well set up a newsletter on my current site and then leave it.
I’ve been reading up on the process of migration/blog set up through WPBeginner and Michael Hyatt. I’m pretty certain I can make the leap, but I want to parse my posts first. I need to ensure that my pictures are either my own, or provided courtesy of a commons license. I want to edit some of my posts too, so that I can make sure that my best foot is put forward. I know that few if any people will peruse the archives, but I want to be ready of they do. This is going to take some time.
With the move, I’m also considering a change in theme/appearance. This also deserves some careful consideration.
Do you have any suggestions for a new theme? Any and all welcome in the comments below.
Alas, Google Reader, I knew him well
Only days after the announcement that Google Reader would be decommissioned in July, the option disappeared from my more + tab. Not interested in spending the time trying to find a buried link, I decided to try Feedly.
So far, so good. I’d definitely recommend giving it a try.
What I’m working on now
So … I’ve been mentioning for ever that I’m going to submit some more poetry. I’m now thinking Sulphur will be one of those. Maybe they’ll like the poem that the League passed on 😉
I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of Initiate of Stone, but since the beginning requires significant rewriting, this has not been easy. The progress is painfully slow.
I’m having better luck with the short stories and hope to have them completed/revised in advance of their respective dues dates.
Recently, I became aware of the Rannu Fund prize. Bonus: Cory Doctorow is one of the tie-breaking judges.
Was looking at the CanWrite! conference this year and it looks quite good. So good, I’ve just registered 🙂
So there’s lots of Writerly Goodness going on.
What’s happening in your writerly life?