NO, I am not having a baby for German engineering. That cracked me up, though, to see those comments in my last post. Again…my husband WORKS for a certain German auto company, and that is why we are sporting our new van. The vehicle has absolutely nothing to do with my womb!
But, I will be “giving birth” (so to speak) to something exciting next year, and I think I can make the official announcement.
I will be writing a montly column for the online literary magazine Estella’s Revenge. I have been reading the ‘zine for over a year now and in December’s issue they put out a call for new writers. Since I’ve decided to dive head-first into this reading/writing “thing,” I threw my name out there and pitched them an idea for a column. They accepted, and with many kind words to boot!
My column will be called “Families in Fiction,” and I’ve decided that each month I will focus on different themes of just that – families in fiction. One month may be about mothers and daughters in literature. Another month may be about how non-traditional families are depicted in literature. I have even thought about one article being called, “What’s with All the Orphans in Literature?” Hopefully you get the idea. I need to throw something together by Christmas in order to roll out the new column for January’s issue. It will probably just be a kind of introduction to what readers can look forward to from my column in 2009. I’ll make sure to post the link here when it’s up.
So, no baby, just a new writing gig – which still may keep me up at nights, but at least it doesn’t come with stinky diapers.