Monday, January 03, 2011

Begin Anywhere

Great news -- I got my novella, Dead Boy, Live Girl picked up by Storylandia Press! I'll keep you posted on all the details. You will be able to purchase it as both a print and e-book. Thank you all for the support while writing it (you've seen teasers on the blog) and a big thanks to editor Ginger Mayerson for saying yes to it! My computer's name is Severin, and she is my faithful servant (Velvet Underground reference to Venus In Furs) for delivering the good news.

I'm in the process of returning to my regular writing/reading habits (starting with the Iggy Pop biography, Open Up and Bleed), and will be back each day with whatever flotsam I managed to gather from my feeble mind. For now, I will leave you with the fun stuff over the holidays -- watching Dexter for the first time (enjoyed the entire first season with my dearest Ang), catching up on old Soul Trains (my favorite show as a kid), and in the words of the great Don Cornelius, wishing you peace, love, and soul for the new year. See you tomorrow!

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"Begin anywhere." John Cage

Cocktail Hour
Instead of more yummy cocktails for you gremlins, I will be sharing health tips this week as a detox from the delights of the month of December. December is the month where I relax on all dietary concerns and do another plan, one titled Whatever the fuck I want to eat/drink is okay. I like the plan, but alas, the plan doesn't like me as much as I do it so here's the first tip. For an effective body detox, freeze cod liver oil pills. Take one in the morning and one at night. The freezing works as a time release, allowing the pills to get to your lower small intestine and clean out your system. No worries -- this is not some nasty harsh cleanse, but something you can do every single day to improve your overall health. If you have any afflictions or just want to feel better and have more energy, this works better than a voodoo charm. The pills are cheap and can be found at any health food/ larger grocery store.

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Monday!


Scott said...


I was on the same plan for December , as well as most of November...and unfortunately, it shows. Will be eback into a healthier egimen myself these days, as well as showing up here in Blogland more often.

(Trying not to have impure thoughts due to your post title and pic combo ) :)

G said...

Congrats on your novella being picked up. Looking forward when it finally comes out to the masses.

Jason said...

Congratulations on the novella! That's great news. Not a bad way to start 2011. Looking forward to it.

Shea Goff said...

Congratulations, Michelle.

I always said, or heard maybe, just start with the first sentence. The writing does itself after that. If nothing else, it is a charming thought.

the walking man said...

Cod Damn good for you!

Charles Gramlich said...

That's very cool. Congrats. I'll be looking forward to reading it.

Lana Gramlich said...

Health tips? Detox? Shmeh...bring on the cheesecake!
Congratulations on the novella! Nice way to start the new year! ;)