My poem, "Consumption" was published in the new issue of Eye to the Telescope yesterday.
It feels weird, having publishing news so close together... but great, too. I'm receiving even more rejections behind-the-scenes, so it's nice to know all my efforts aren't bouncing off into failure, just most of them.
My personal news:
Someone dear to me is still in the hospital. He's been there since about the beginning of the month with a bad infection that even landed him in the ICU for a fair number of days. He seems to be making progress, though. The people who love him are holding onto that fact.
I need another test for another medical issue. The gastroenterologist said it could be a common issue or I could be dead in a year. Reassuring, right? Since I had cancer, all the rules around what seems innocuous enough are darkly bent. The main problem: I'm unsure I can do the preparation for the exam because my digestive system can't cope with some things. We'll see.
The mentor program I'm running for disabled/neurodivergent writers is almost ready to launch! The term for this year starts on August 1st and, like any mother hen, I'm fretting and working my butt off.
I want to start an online writing retreat as the next project, but I'm completely unequipped for it. I'm currently in fact-finding mode.
What is everyone else up to?