So, you guys might have noticed that I’ve been a little spotty on the Reading Rages lately. There’s a good reason for that: I have absolutely nothing that I want to bitch about right now. (Well, reading-wise, anyway.)
I know. After almost a year of writing them, the rage has gone silent for a bit. I’d rather not try to force it, you know? I’ll just end up writing shitty posts and you guys will be all like, “Man, that blog used to be kind of cool, but lately it’s just been really shitty. Fuck that blog.” And then you’ll go away and I’ll have to sit in the corner and cry into a handle of vodka. That’s bad because tears dilute vodka.
I’m going to suspend the reading rages for a bit because of that, with this exception: if you would like to guest post a reading rage (or if I have any current contributors who want to write a reading rage), please submit your post to email@example.com. Note: I take my own reading rage posts through three or four drafts (or more, if it’s sucking) before I even think about publishing them, so I might ask you to do edits if I accept your post as a feature. You’ll also have a greater chance of me picking your post if you send in at least a second draft, unless you’re some kind of badass, like this statue of a babyman wrestling a miniature alligator or crocodile:
I don’t know how long I’ll be on reading rage hiatus, but I’ll still be writing other stuff. Basically, I’ll be putting this series aside until I feel like my rage-batteries have been recharged, or until I find something that pisses me off enough that I want to write about it.
In other news: I’m thinking I will participate in NaNoWriMo this year. If you’re doing NaNo and you want to hook up in an online Insatiable Booksluts group, drop me a line in the comments and I’ll see what I can set up. You can also friend me here and watch as I overload myself with projects in November and probably fail totally. Also, I’m about to start working on a redesign of IB. I don’t know when it’ll get finished, but it’ll be sweet (I hope) when it’s done. It’ll be a change, though–and I can already tell you that the ladies in the banner are . . . well, sort-of going away. I’m sorry. I don’t own the copyright to use those ladies, and even though I suspect that the copyright ran out, I don’t *know* that it did and I feel kind of bad using them as our header logo. Don’t worry, though. The site will still have all of your favorite things, plus some NEW THINGS that I can’t tell you about yet, but that are coming.
If you just come here to ogle the naked ladies, well, I don’t know what to tell ya. Luckily, you’re on the internet. I hear you can find all kinds of naked ladies on the internet.
Oh, and one last thing. I posted on Twitter and Facebook about this, but in case you missed it, issue 1 of Sundog Lit is out. You can read it for free online here, and I highly suggest that you do so. One of the stories, “The Future is the Motherfucking Future” by Will Kaufman, blew my mind. I also really liked “Cat Burglars” by Edward Hagelstein. If you have any favorite literary magazines, drop em in the comments below–I’m in the mood for some short fiction lately.
Since we don’t have a topic, tell me–what have you read lately that’s good? What did you dress up as for Halloween? Need to have a rant about something? If you had to plan a menu for your last supper, what would it be–and would there be cake? FREE COMMENTS DAY, talk about whatever the hell you want!