I am making this a separate entry because I think it deserves one. This is my big announcement:

I am getting a book published.

I am very pleased about this.

They emailed me again today, to say that the contract is in the mail and to ask if I could provide them with the name/email address of whoever is in charge of local interest stuff at my city newspaper (for advertising purposes). Once the contract is done, they have a year to get the book out, so it may be a while before it’s actually in print. It’s called Stricken, on Knees Bended, and it’s a poetry anthology. I get 8% royalties unless it happens to sell more than 2,000 copies (hah!), but I forget what it goes up to then. So that’s my news.