Wonderful launch last night of NOTHING SHORT OF at The Bindery in the Haight. About twenty readers, all great.
I had dinner before the reading with Jayne Martin, a virtual flash friend that I've never met in person before. At AWP in March I met Lucy Bryan Malenke and Tommy Dean, virtual essayist and flash friends I'd never met in person before, and in a couple of weeks I'll meet Kathryn Kulpa, a flash friend and online flash beta reader I've never met in person before. Twitter and Facebook have really broadened my writing communities.
One rejection (The Collagist) and two acceptances today (So to Speak and Mom Egg Review). And my good friend and longtime writing group member Alia Volz just sold her book to a mainstream NYC publisher for a colossal sum. Yay! So the stars must be aligning right.