Happened Before It’s Happening

We’ve already had our tree and house fully decorated since last week. Our Christmas shopping seems nearly finished. This year has happened before it’s happening. An internet god must have clawed his way out and deleted November from real life too somehow.

I’ve noticed a lot of bloggers and websites composing their “best of” lists already. I think I will wait a bit for that. I’ll probably do like I did last year and combine books with movies and music and other memorable things. We will see. To be honest, I may not have that many books to list simply because this year has been a much more fruitful year in regards to my writing instead.

Speaking of which, I received my contributor’s copy of Foxing Quarterly. You can now order a copy for yourself here. It features comics, photography, fiction, and poetry. It’s all in full color and it’s gorgeous. Well worth the price. You should also read Jim Rugg’s blog about the art in the issue, which includes some of the designs included and some unused logo ideas.

I also had a short story published in Literary Orphans. It’s dark and moody and features misfits who find each other. It’s also loosely inspired by science fiction books that are more soft with the science part. Mainly things that William Gibson would write. Also a club in Miami that I went to. The character Yukimi is named after the lead singer from the band Little Dragon. Of course, fictional Yukimi is nothing like her and I never got to meet the real one, just in case you were wondering.

Although I haven’t been reading many novels lately, I have been reading a lot of lit journals. I updated my reading section if you want to see what exactly I’ve been making my way through.


  1. I am glad you posted this, because I keep forgetting to read the story in Literary Orphans! I have it bookmarked, but have not had the time. Until tonight! I'll let you know what I think in my letter, which will hopefully get to you this weekend. x

    1. Looking forward to it! I've missed you!

  2. I just wanted to say again how much I loved The Electric Level. There's such a great ambience and feel about it that I was almost reading it just for the feeling it gave me and the story was a bonus (I've just realised that maybe that doesn't sound like a compliment? I'm completely horrible at trying to describe what I mean for these things but it's definitely and sincerely a compliment!)

  3. Hi Joseph
    Great post yet again. I enjoyed The Electric Level very much. Glad you've been doing lots of writing and a little less reading. That's a bit how it works isn't it. Reading waiting for the ideas to come, then somewhere in all that intake of other people's words your own start bouncing about and letting you know it's time to let them out again.

    1. Thanks, Kay. Yes, it's difficult to juggle both! I want to do both all the time, so it's like they have to battle it out for my attention.

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