Life Defined

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Prospects and Opportunities

Greetings, Vast World of Intrigue and Impalpable Universe of Discovery! (an oxymoron, perhaps?)

    Forgive my lofty greeting this eve, but I cannot resist to express my elation, as this year (already 2012... can you believe it?) certainly promises to be a fulfilling chapter in the history of my life - and indeed, in the lives of countless others, for marriage proposals are to be fulfilled, babies are to be birthed, and creative drives are to be followed. Goodness - I hardly bear to think I can keep up with it all! Where is the time to see to the World's machinations? Anyway, first I will begin with some announcements, then I will move on to other randomness and whimsical musings:

First off, I would like to begin by expressing my profound giddiness for this spring (of 2012. I will never tire of saying it). Not only am I to enter my second semester at the University of Oklahoma, where, due to my accumulation of early credits, I am now deemed a 'sophomore', but the first novel of my five-part fantasy series, A Llathalan Annal: Empyreal Fate, is scheduled for publication! You may all be thinking - yes, this has been established. However, Hydra Publications, LLC is to be the distinguished publisher. Therefore, Empyreal Fate will be receiving new cover art and a different publishing house - a truly speculative fiction house, at that! I will post updated information as I receive it. In the meantime, Hydra Publication's website can be found at the following address: Check back frequently - as well as on Hydra's website - for new interviews with fellow authors are posted quite regularly.

Secondly, I am proud, and quite thrilled, to note that I will be having a short story published (ebook form only) via Mark Miller's anthology titled, Mark Miller's One. My piece for the anthology is scheduled for release on Amazon this March (yes - of 2012) and will be titled, Perfect Nothing. I won't go into depth with it quite yet, but to give you an idea of my focus, I have written a personal, and somewhat abstract, account of my relationship with anorexia nervosa. I hope to reach out to those who have either experienced this illness and equally to those who knows one who suffers. Again, I will post more as details, including links, become available. As of now, Mark Miller's One anthology has already amassed talented authors with inspiring stories. You can find some of their pieces on Amazon.

Ah - such is life! And with a new year dawned before us, I think it interesting to take note of 'New Years Resolutions' - or perhaps, goals. I, for one, never make resolutions. Never. I always make goals. Aspirations. Intentions. And for me, I have made the following goals, not listed in any particular order: update my blog on a frequent basis, attend yoga weekly, sing more often, write to my heart's content, play more Skyrim and Mario Party, transcribe an ancient language, paint a mural, wipe the dust off my childhood violin (and perhaps see if I remember a note or two) and, above all, balance school time with family and social time. What are some of your goals, or, if you prefer, resolutions? Feel free to speak your mind. I am eager to hear the voice of the World.

Well, I shall leave my thoughts with a simple quote - a quote which spurs the senses and arouses imagination. Behold! Douglas Adams:

"There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened."

Sweet Dreams, my friends!
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