Accountability… Sometimes

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Last June I had the great idea to post my progress on the last Monday of every month. I did it for July. As August approached, all this life happened and it threw me off the rails. By October I only posted three times in a month. So much for accountability and grand ideas. But, here’s to resilience.

November has always been my personal new year, so it’s a good time for me to renew and refresh myself and my projects. I’ve been doing a lot of simplifying and organizing in the house. We’ve been laying the ground work for some future plans.

It’s not the last Monday of the month but if I’ve learned anything in five decades it’s this: showing up to the party late and without a costume is better than not showing at all. So, here’s what I’ve been up to, roughly since August. I may have announced some of these already, so pardon my redundancies.

I had some work picked for some fun projects.

I haven’t submitted much towards the end of the year because…
I have a monthly column in the Horror Writer Association newsletter called “Monster Marketing.” I’ve done a little nonfiction work for Evolving Magazine locally. We organized a monthly Open Mic event in conjunction with Mid-Continent Public Library. We are moving our Space and Time history display to a new library in December. I’m finishing up issue #135 while Mr. Smith finishes up the audio version of #134. Mr. Smith and I are earning our certificates in both oral and written storytelling in conjunction with Mid-Continent Public Library and Metropolitan Community College.

And whew… I think that just about catches me up on what we’ve been up to lately.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or
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One Response to Accountability… Sometimes

  1. Marge Simon says:

    Congratulations! If one is busying oneself with SELLING their work, one needn’t worry about progress reports until the end of the year! :D

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