Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Adventures of Busy Amy--New Online Mag!

So I thought I didn't have enough to do...enter major project of mass reading and time in front of computer. Fit in between family, friends, own writing, full time job, garden (let's face it, that baby is on its own), housework, etc.

Let idea roll around in brain for some time, but put off doing due to lack of real computer skills with which to create and manage the needed website.

Oh, yeah, and I'm going back to school in the fall.

Enter friend with massive talent in graphic design and misguided (and probably regretted--thanks Matt) decision to help out.

And you get:

Blue Lotus Review

Does anyone need their car washed, house painted, laundry folded? I think I'm free this time next year for a few minutes, if you don't mind me checking my e-mail while I'm working.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

When life imitates art

So I was reading this book and the main character's husband had a heart attack and if I was picking up my foreshadowing correctly it didn't look good for the daughter either--so seeing as how my youngest daughter was about to have major dental work done and I'm a fearful believer in the possibility of the worse case scenario-- I stopped reading it.

I was writing a story about these two neighbors and one of them collapses in the elevator and disappears forever into the hospital-- and of course, the real life guy who I pictured as I was writing it and who by the way told me correctly that everything would be fine with my daughter, ended up in the ICU the very next day. So I had to stop writing it.

None of this would bother me if I read or wrote things in which the outcome could be considered remotely positive. But seeing as how my Delia is fine and my Simon is getting better every day, perhaps I'll let art imitate life for a change.