Sunday, December 16, 2012

Looking to slice it in 2013

2012 reshaped one of the prized items on my daily menu: time to write. One hour (or two) before dawn became the only glowingly productive time spent.  After-work hours just rolled over and played dead, annihilated by quality time with the family or the plain vegging of a worn out employee. My blogging got stuffed into my shoebox like a favorite toy, to be unpacked at the slightest hint of an excuse.

And so here I am, under my own very expectant eyes, posting again with new impulse, as a soon-to-be anthologized author.

African Roar 2012, is the third in a series of annual anthologies dedicated to publishing short fiction by African writers, edited by Emmanuel Sigauke and Ivor W. Hartmann, published by StoryTime. I am inspired that my short story is included in the collection. Release date: December 20, 2012 as an eBook. The print edition will be out in 2013.

I have missed the exchange of ideas and inspiration from visiting your blogs this year. 2012's daily grind got the best of me. 2013 will be sliced with increased latitude and focus to complete a few pieces, including Nadia and others.  I look forward to visiting.

Mingi Love,
Mama Shujaa.