I’ve been fairly absent, but this blog has been seeing a lot of activity. You people certainly like your Richard Siken quotes. But I can’t say I blame you in the slightest, now can I.
I’ve entered a few writing contests. It’s been a while since I did that. The most I’ve ever won for a short story is $100. Let’s set a new record.
I’ve been getting free books in the mail because writers are crazy (but nice). I’ve been reading Every Kiss a War by Leesa Cross-Smith, and I’m waiting on Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. I also finished Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson, which is a seminal piece of contemporary literature according to the literary gods, but I was just bored with it. I was almost angry at how bored I was. It was just over a hundred pages and I was falling asleep about half-way through. Writing should never be boring. I’m at the point where I will give up on a novel when I’m not even close to finishing and never return and probably give it away at a garage sale.
In addition to my new desk, I also have a phone now at work and business cards. I don’t know why I’d need them, but they’re nice. I’ve been very busy lately, getting the website where it needs to be for the fall. The company is growing at a fast rate. My coworkers see me as a very quiet, tacit person with a sardonic sense of humor. I’m the working boy Daria, and that’s all I ever wanted to be.