Wind rattled the windows last night. This morning winter took another hiatus and left us with a beautiful blue-sky day, temps close to sixty. Day ventured off in a number of different directions, but managed to get some writing in nonetheless. Spent most of my time revision a piece I’ve tentatively titled, “The Catch.”

Bluestem magazine approached me last week to see what I’ve been up to since having my story, “Living History” appear in their March 2013 issue. They say they’re promoting some of their past contributors. Hadn’t realized it until I wrote back, but a pretty good year and a half followed. Two Pushcart nominations. A semi-finalist designation from Leapfrog Press for my story collection, “The Outskirts of Nowhere,” another semi-finalist nod (Machigonne Fiction Prize) from The New Guard literary magazine for my story “Requiem for a Bantamweight,” and a third place win in Narrative’s Fall Fiction Contest for “Fallen Angel.”

Not sure if, or when, things will ramp up this year but have a good feeling about a number of pieces.