Mary Ellen Martin (mehub) wrote,
Mary Ellen Martin

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Touching bases

It's been several months since I've posted. Sorry about that. A lot has been going on. I have started working again, after over a year off. I took a part time job in April, but it is in an agricultural office, and now that harvest is in full swing, I'm getting more hours. And I am trying to learn how to live/work/be the mom in the whole Monday through Friday nine to five workaday thing. I haven't done that since high school, so trying to get everything done during the week just isn't happening as smoothly as it used to.

Also, a shout out to my brother in law, who got married August 4th in Thailand! His wife is staying there until her visa can get approved, and then she will be coming to America to be with him.

Of course, now I'm stealing all the names he posted on his blog about the wedding. Here's why: Hadley Rille Books is coming out with a new anthology! The protagonist has to be a woman of color, so now I'm trying to think of Asian names for my character. I'm very excited to see a new antho coming out. Hadley Rille was the first company to publish my work, and I'm really hoping I can make something that could make the cut for them.

I feel like I'm going to have to start from the beginning on my writer's platform. Not that I have a whole lot to shout about. But since I post infrequently here, once I finally get going on my writing again, I can't decide if I should stay here or find a new home.

Hmm, what else is going on? Oh yeah, I began going to a new writer's group. A critique group that is part of the Idaho Writer's League. My free-writing group was fine, but ever since my friend, Sonia, passed away, going to that group has been very difficult. So I'm trying different things, hoping I can get my writing groove back. Which is another reason I'm so excited about Hadley Rille. I haven't written science fiction in ages, and I think a change of scenery would do me good, so to speak.

This is short, since I also have been struggling with insomnia lately, and I think it's finally caught up! Hope everyone has a good night!
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