A Genuine, for Real Announcement (Delivered in Pictorial Form)

I realize you might be distrustful since the occasion of my April Fools’ joke, but this time, peeps, I am not messing with your mind.

Remember a while back when I yearned to try something scary, exciting, and expansive with my writing? Do you remember how I  tipped into action because of a vacuum and the Boop? No?

That’s okay. What’s important for today’s purposes is the result. How’s this for specificity?

Brown Packaged Box

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Red Handled Box Cutter

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Woman lying in grass field with head in cardboard box

Uh-huh. Like my orange-goggled avatar in the sidebar, that trim, young female is another not-me.

She does manage, nonetheless, to capture my present state of bliss, amazement, and how-did-I-ever-imagine-I-could-hang-with-the-big-kids?-idness.

The occasion?  Therese Walsh and Kathleen Bolton have placed their faith in me and invited me to join Writer Unboxed as the current voice of the unpublished.

Odd thing, that — to strive for a position you hope will become an ill-fitting one so soon. 😉 

I think it’s Dorothea Brande who said writers alternate between self-derisive and messianic tendencies. Let me just say I have spent the better part of the day looking at the list of names on WU, and wondering how I’ve managed to share pixel-space with them. 

I’ve read many of the other contestants’ comments, sussed out some of their blogs. I’m truly humbled to be in such auspicious company.

While I hope to do the position proud, you’ll pardon me, I’m sure, if I’m not exactly aiming for ten years of tenure. 😉

ETA: I’ll be posting the third Monday of the month, beginning in May. I hope those of you who know me from this place will come visit!

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28 thoughts on “A Genuine, for Real Announcement (Delivered in Pictorial Form)

  1. HOLY COW, TART! That’s awesome!!! I’m so happy, proud, elated and bursting for you! Couldn’t happen to a sweeter Tart!!!!

    You better write fast, because you won’t have that “unpublished” voice thing going on for long!!!

    Me and za rats just knows it!! 😉

    *jumps up and down like two year old on Skittles*

    YaY!!!!

    xoxo — Hilary

  2. This is so great, and I’m thrilled to be reading you in TWO blogs now — that should hold me until I’m reading your books!

    Hope you wallow in the wonderfulness for a long time. 🙂

  3. Fantastic news! I may wander over to read up on that blog myself. And there’s nothing better to scare off that whole “unpublished” stigma than plenty of name-recognition!

    Good for you!

  4. Thank you, all! I know I shouldn’t be astonished at people’s generosity after all this time, but I’m still a little bowled over. Muchas gracias.

  5. Oooooh! Congrats to you! I bet you’ll meet lots of cool and helpful people, which will be… erm… cool and helpful! I hope it works at making your newfound position obsolete right away!

  6. Congratulations! I’m over here from Hart Johnson’s blog. I’ve had a few shorts published, but am still working on the first draft of my novel. Thanks for being the voice of the unpublished! I look forward to reading more of your posts!

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