Feeling very discouraged by what a colossal project THE LUNATICS' BALL has turned out to be, and by how much repetition I have to deal with, and by how the pieces to this puzzle fit together. My San Francisco writing group, and my single beta reader (a traveler who's now in Oaxaca), is helping a lot.
And I love my small online flash group. Two members will be in the new magazine 10 BY 10 and urged me to submit something. "The Magician's Assistant" was just accepted for their second issue (which will also include friends Kathryn Kulpa and Gay Degani). The lineup for the first issue, which includes Kathy Fish and I'm forgetting who else, looks terrific. A pick-me-up.
Working overtime for CRAFT, as we assemble the prize winners for the Creative Nonfiction contest, and other upcoming publications, and a revise-and-resubmit. Just finished writing an introduction that i found difficult. I't's satisfying work, but can be time-consuming as well.