You may not know this, but I have an aversion to posting closeup photos of my face. I always admire close headshots that other people post, but they make me feel ugly and exposed. It goes against every instinct I have.
I did want to post something though with a short life update.
My birthday week has been...insane. I worked on Sunday, worked a 15 hour day on my birthday, had two meetings before my regular workday yesterday....and I've been getting up an hour and a half early every day to run 5k.
I usually rockclimb 4 days a week, but I had to crap out on it yesterday...it was just too much; I had a long workday, my dad was taking me out for a birthday dinner, I had a short story to edit, and my delayed morning run.....I could have fit it all in, but I decided sanity was a better choice.
Today I took a halfday at work, saw Harry Potter with Anna and friends, went climbing, and finished my edits. I'm exhausted.
I just submitted a short story I've been working on for a few months to Machine of Death. I've been thinking a lot about this publishing deal, and I want to submit some short stories to various collections over the next few months to see if I can't get my voice out there even as I'm trying to get my novel out there.
I get the impression that they're getting hundreds of submissions an hour, so it might be a longer long shot than I even knew...but I think my piece is evocative and strong...so we'll see!