Persistence is the name of the game (I guess)

So about a year ago, I submitted a story to an anthology on childhood friends. It was accepted (of course….ok that’s a lie, we writers get rejected a lot.)….and I waited to hear from them.

And waited.

And waited.

Well yesterday, I finally got annoyed enough that I sent a kind though sort of pushy email, asking if/when it was going to be done. This first off, is something, timid little me, is not used to. Not at all.  I hate stirring waters.

I wrote it off, figuring I would never hear from that again, or alternatively, that if I did, they would tell me they either scraped my part of the project or the project itself.

However, I was wrong, within hours, the manager responded to me. And they are bumping my story up (they are releasing some of the stories on the web as a teaser) since I took the time to check in and all!

Yay!

More on this to come.

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the whole interconnect web thing.

For those of you who are on facebook, which I know is highly doubtful, since barely anyone is on that archaic faux-reality machine anymore, you may now follow me. Wow that sounded like I was a royalty giving a decree than an artist inviting you to follow her on the book of faces. Anyway, for those who want to keep abreast of what I am doing, you can now follow me on facebook. Ok now that the promotion is out there, I’ll get back to posting my art 🙂

 

Entire performance from Sandbox theatre

Written by Katharine Rauk
Choreographed by Sarah LaRose-Holland
Danced by Jenny Sung, Ashley Narum, and Renee Guittar
Written by Suzanne Bailie
Choreographed by Sarah Jabar
Danced by Sarah Jabar
Written by Ryan Hill
Choreographed by James Kennedy
Danced by James Kennedy
Written by Jules Nyquist
Choreographed by Winding Sheet Outfil
Music by Megan Campbell Lagas
Danced by Amber Bjork, Kristina Fjellman & Megan Campbell Lagas
Written by John Patrick Bray
Choreographed by Lauren Anderson
Danced by Lauren Anderson
Recited by Andrew Sass
Written by Dana Elkun
Choreographed by Derek Meyer
Danced by Derek Meyer
Written by Heidi R.C. Kraay
Choreographed by Karen Gullikson
Danced by Karen Gullikson
Written by Rachael Stanford
Choreographed by Mark Benzel, Peter Heeringa and Theo Langason
Danced by Mark Benzel, Peter Heeringa and Theo Langason
Recited by Megan Campbell Lagas
Written by Michael Fixel
Choreographed by Evie Digirolamo & Jeesun Choe
Danced by Evie Digirolamo & Jeesun Choe
Written by John T. Trigonis
Choreographed by Jordan Klitzke
Danced by Megan Bridges, Renee Guittar and Joe Crook
Music “Cottonheads” by Caravan Palace
Written by Melanie Garber
Choreographed by Robert Borman
Danced by Robert Borman
Recited by Theo Langason
Percussion by Charlie Landa

The Mark of Athena, a quick review

I won’t lie. The minute I picked up the first Percy Jackson book, I was hooked. How could I avoid it?  I’m an English nerd and this series relies on a distinct knowledge of Greek mythology!  I blew through the first series in a matter of weeks, loving every bit of the play of old tales and placing these ancient characters in the modern era.

And when the series ended, I grieved as any book lover does, knowing that their characters are laid to literary rest.

Salvation came in the announcement that there would be yet another Percy Jackson series!

Hooray! What would Riordan do? How was he going to keep the series fresh? I could barely wait…..

The answer….add in Roman mythology….

Really? That was his great idea. Maybe it was a little cool to explore the difference between the two cultures’ gods but the premise that there were split personalities of the gods running around, even for me, a myth lover, rang hollow.

But I trudge through the first mediocre book, that didn’t have Percy in it, as Riodan introduced three new main characters.

I thought he might redeem himself with the second book, which reintroduced Percy and at least two other new main characters……

And still happily bought the third book in the series, The Mark of Athena.

Less than a hundred pages through the muddle plot, however, I found myself mixes up story lines and plots as more characters eek their way into this already populated story line. I’m lost and I really don’t want to have to start a notebook of characters to keep them straight  that sort of thing does a lovely job of pulling the reader out of the written world.

Hopefully the plot twist are enough to keep this weary girl interested.