Friday, June 9, 2017

Latest Publication News and Updates!

My comic strip "Geek Muses: Writer's Block & Inspiration" has been accepted by The Tishman Review
EXCITING. Will provide more info when it comes!

Also, remember that whatever I have published is on "The Angry Goblin" blog as soon as I receive news.

When Someone Compliments You...

Some weeks ago, I got into a verbal disagreement with someone online who began to cyberbully. I've learned with years being on Twitter to immediately BLOCK and report when such a situation occurs. I was in a funk afterwards, but, then something wondrous happened.

Another creative popped up - the person was following another follower of mine - and began to ask me a series of questions about my writing. The person began to ask about a story I wrote about a decade ago! To top it off, the person tweeted quotes from it that I had to re-read my own story to be reminded. For over an hour and a half, we chatted and the person brought up how reading my stories has encouraged them to tackle their own writing... WOW.

[Here are screenshots of the convo. I erased our actual Twitter names for privacy purposes]
via Redcap Goblin
via Redcap Goblin
Writing is a solitary venture where we dearly need our communities! So when somebody compliments my writing, I hold onto these like treasure! *UPDATE: the person is a new follower and I am their new follower too!*

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Just another update...

Finally finished that difficult chapter I've been trying to work on for DAYS while figuring out my longhand notes. Especially when one's trying to capture the Southern Black community of wealthy and middle classes... Mix that in with talking canine characters, and yep, working in 1911 vernacular and social mores is a fun time. #sarcasm #exhausted

Monday, May 1, 2017

My short story is out in lit journal Typewriter Emergencies!

My short story "Sleeping with Wolves" came out in the literary journal Typewriter Emergencies!

Please check it out at my The Angry Goblin - My Bibliography Blog or on the journal's official link here: Typewriter Emergencies May 2017 Edition!

Also, here are the official web links to the publisher and the lit journal's Mission Statement:
Weasel Press
Typewriter Emergencies literary journal

P.S. Please let me know what you think about the journal in general. I read through it myself and am really excited that this is just the first issue! When you read the story, let me know what you think in the comments below!

The blessings keep coming...

My illustration submission to furry convention Furlandia 2017 has been accepted! I submitted the drawing in its original color and then formatted to black and white. The black and white version will be published in this year's conbook! So excited!

In the same news, a furry poem I based on my love and research for Harlem Renaissance poetry will also be published in Furlandia's conbook!

In other news, while getting ready to submit to another writing opportunity, found out I was one of a list of women honored in March for Women's History Month on an official furry online newspaper! Are you kidding me? How on earth did I miss this?

Here's the link for those interested:
Dogpatch Press - March is Furry Women’s Month – guest post by Shining River

Remember I mentioned back in February of this year I would have another story from my historical novel coming out in an online journal? If not, click on my Featured Post on the right-hand link above my Micro Bio. Also in March, I and other guild members were mentioned for upcoming publications on the official guild website.

Here's the link to that as well:
Member news - March 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Being a Geek

Not me as a child.
Currently reading The Secret Loves of Geek Girls and remembered an ex-friend asking me years after high school, "Were you always like this?" meaning "Were you always a nerd/geek/dork even when I knew you in high school?" And I said, "Yes, I am but-" She said, "You were trying to fit in?" And with inner shame, I said, "Yes. Because-" I let my response drop. I didn't get a chance to clarify that statement as this friend started showing her true colors to the point I could no longer be around her. But I digress...

Not me as a teen.

Yep. Definitely still not me.
Since I work at a college campus as a lab tutor, I have been introducing nerd-related clothing into my wardrobe. I'm middle-age and feel more comfortable with who I am. I really don't care anymore. However, it comes to a point when one realizes that one can no longer go by certain dictates imposed on. Back in grade school, I had to hide what I watched, and in many cases, what I read, what I wrote. In high school, Commercial Art class was the one time I was allowed to draw what I wanted. It's been freeing and also an eye-opener to understand the strictures from society. It has been freeing in what I read, what I write, in what I discuss with others. I'm letting my geek flag fly.