Thursday, September 18, 2008

Terms & conditions!
1. link the person who tagged you: John (sorry, no clue how to link)
2. mention the rules on your blog: (these are them)
3. list 6 unspectacular things about you: (see above)
4. tag 6 other bloggers by linking them: I don't have six to tag, so if you aren't tagged, feel free!

Here are my six things:

1. I don't wash my coffee mug between cups or pots. Normally it bears traces of many coffee rings. I'm lazy. What can I say?

2. I knit. In fits and spurts. When I'm in the mood to knit I knit a lot. Otherwise I think about knitting a lot. I have tons of knitting magazines that I periodically pore through and look at patterns in. My tastes change frequently!

3. I have a TON (I use that word purposefully) of yarn in my basement. I bought most of it on sale and intending to do things like, say, make my daughter tons of sweaters. As it turns out she's not much of a sweater person so I've not bothered. I need to find other usese for the yarn or give it away. Seriously, bags and totes of it. Tons.

4. I think about writing all. the. time. It drives me batty, especially since I'm so braindead lately that I don't seem to be able to write anything of worth (maybe that should have been number 4!). It's one of those things you never truly learn to live with. I savour words (I'm Canadian so I get to use that u) like other folks savour a cigarette. Frequently and with gusto.

5. I use large words when I speak and sometimes even when I write. I always have. As a result there are a lot of people who didn't understand me as a child (hell, even sometimes as an adult!). See above about savouring words.

6. I'm a very lapsed Catholic. I have to say I still love the pomp and circumstance of Mass, but I'm just not a believer that God cares about whether or not I go to confession or show up every Sunday. I try to make every day a little bit holy and prayerful. I might be a fool for thinking that's enough, but right now it works for me. Mostly. That Catholic guilt will get you!

How about you?

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

After much waiting, the day is finally here! My chapbook has arrived... er been released... er well, it's finally up at Lily!

Go check out:

and see it for yourself. I'm pleased as punch. Lily (and Susan) have been wonderful to work with and should be commended for their commitment and care. I'm so happy with what they've produced. Muchos thanks! And thanks to everyone (John especially!!) who helped inspire the many poems and kept me going through the whole process.


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Well, I finally did it - 360+ poems in just over a year. *phew*

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


I'm within spitting distance of

This has been such a fraught round for me. I'm not enjoying the writing much at all, and it shows. My offerings have been lacklustre and wanting. Sadly, they're about all I can manage to raise myself to right now.

I made a committment to write a year of daily postings - this aside from the 30:30 pieces. I'm on day 172 right now. Not quite halfway through. It's been a rough ride, though at least I can stick prose and rewrites in there and I am not obligated to 'comment' on anyone else's work. Still, the feedback that 30:30 gives is a really big help on the tough days.

November 1 is fast approaching. My chapbook will be up then. I'm excited! Well, as excited as I've been able to get this past month (lots of that weather induced depression stuff going on here).

More details once I have them.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Pleased to announce...

...that my bio can now say, "as well as, "Sign Language and Other Hand Signals," Lisa Prince's upcoming online chapbook from Lily Literary Review.

Isn't that just the greatest news? I'm so chuffed I think I could explode! It's a free downloadable pdf format, but it won't be ready until November (I'll remind you again, no worries!).


Sunday, August 27, 2006

Well, it's been a month, now.

I sent the 'chapbook' off with my best wishes and high flying nerves. Now all that remains is to wait until I hear back. And, when you know, I'll know. Er.. you know what I mean.

I've started round 11 of 30:30. Insanity, I know. I haven't been editing or subbing. Bad me. But, I have been reading a lot more, including poetry books. It's a mixed bag, that. What doesn't bore me will make me better - right?

I'll make more of an effort to keep updated here.


Tuesday, July 25, 2006


New developments in my writing life: I am currently trying to put together a chapbook. Keeping in mind that this is an idea still in its very infancy, it may not come to fruition, but I'll keep you all updated as I can.

Needless to say, I'm stoked!