I’m sure you’ve been formulating images of what I’ve been doing the past few weeks.
I promise, it isn’t what it looks like; it’s more like this:
How, you ask?
2) Moving across the state
4) Job interviews
5) Preparing for the release of Stardust, Always
6) Working on a new project
Clearly, I’ve been swamped.
On Saturday, the 14th of May, I graduated summa cum laude with an honors diploma and received a B.A. in English/Creative Writing with a minor in organizational communication. (Diploma to be delivered in roughly 6 weeks, I’m told.)
(That nice-looking man is Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State president and the magical unicorn among university presidents. Seriously, that dude is awesome.)
It was lovely. It was crazy. It was like drowning in a dunk-tank of nostalgia. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I received some amazing graduation gifts, but that’s a post for another time.
I also went to my pseudo-little-brother’s high school graduation, cried like a baby, and met up with several friends I hadn’t seen in 4 years. We laughed. We cried. We thanked God that we’re adults who have ascended beyond the boundaries, cliques, and stupid rules of our high school years.
I won’t bore you with the details, but I will leave you with three tips.
- Pack the Band-Aids last.
- Screwdrivers should never be used as pry bars.
- Also pack the toilet paper last.
Shhhh… We’re only looking for the ones with nice benefits.
I must be doing something right, because I have had a few interviews over the past couple of weeks. I might be weird, but… they’re fun! I love the opportunity to learn more about businesses and to get to talk to people.
Preparing for the release of Stardust, Always
Remember when I told you about the anthology I’m doing? Well, it’s been moving along! The last few weeks have been a sea of proofs (for both the ebook and the print book), final edits, and a marketing push. We’ve been contacting news outlets and have a successful Thunderclap campaign in the works, so that’s exciting.
Another exciting thing: our link for pre-ordering the ebook is up! That’s right. For $3.99, you can have your very own virtual copy of Stardust, Always, which will be auto-delivered to your device on June 5th.
And another thing that is very exciting to me personally is this: I am, according to Amazon, an author. That’s right. “The Metastatic Squatter,” my contribution to the anthology, has officially put me on the map. It’s a small thing, but I am thrilled!
I don’t want to say much yet, but I did have one of those lightning-bolt, mind-exploding ideas the other night. I actually can’t say much, because I don’t know much. I’m still in the scribbling phases at the moment, but I’m excited and am considering using it for my Camp NaNo project this year. I can say that there are cathedrals and harpies involved, so that’s fun.
In summary: not that lazy.
If you’re really that concerned, bring out your pitchforks and torches in the comments. I’ll do my best to dodge the rotten vegetation from the stocks.