I’ve been meaning to do this for some time. And by “this” I mean, be professional. It’s been a long time coming, ditching the domain I’ve had since high school. It was getting pretty deceiving, though. I mean, my life was never that bad.
From this point on, lifesgarbage.com will now link to my new and much more professional domain, rebeccajoneshowe.com.
As you can see, I’ve revamped my layout a little, ditched the vivid colour scheme for a more toned-down (yet still retro-inspired) background. Over the past couple years, I’ve noticed my lack of ability to post about the daily goings in my life, mostly because the shit that goes on during my day to day really isn’t that interesting, and I’m really not ambitious enough to make the effort to be constantly witty about my comings and goings.
I was also too lazy to transfer all of my archives over. I suppose I could still do it one of these days, but I honestly feel better about starting anew than I do having posts as far back as 2003 being dug up by strangers. Nobody really needs to know about all my teenage high school angst that badly. As a writer, I think it’s best to leave a bit of mystery there. Furthermore, I’ve dialed back the honesty on my about page, but I might share some more things about myself as time goes by.
My writing page has been condensed as well, with all of my publications (on this website as well!) included on one single page.
NOW FOR SOME REAL NEWS: As I’ve mentioned before, I wrote five stories during my WAR with the other members of LitReactor, wherein I came out the almighty reigning queen. At this point I’m working on sending those stories out. I’ve got one sent to a horror anthology, and another sent to an online magazine and I’m eagerly waiting to hear the replies.
Another of my stories, Blue Hawaii, has been included in Solarcide’s upcoming Nova Parade anthology. Solarcide is run by two writer-friends of mine, Martin Garrity and Nathan Pettigrew. They published one of my stories, Distance From Daddy, last winter, so I was delighted to be asked to have one of my pieces included again. Plenty of the writers in the anthology I consider good friends, and I’m excited to see the finished project.
Blue Hawaii is a bit of a summer fling story about addiction and angst and (of course!) hot, hot sex. I can’t spoil too much, but I can say that transgressive writer Richard Thomas really loved it, so that’s hype, if you could call it that. Nova Parade comes out this summer, and I am super excited to share my work with you again.
In the meantime, let’s just sit back and relax. The weather in Kamloops has been cool and rainy, and I’ve been enjoying it very much over hot coffee in my new victory mug: