For the last five or so years, I feel like I've been in a constant state of catch-up. Catch up on reading. Catch up on writing. Catch up on education. Etc. And yet, I never managed to make up the distance to achieve my ultimate goals.

So 2018, I decided, was going to be my Year of Self-Care. I don't really make New Years resolutions, but I did have a couple goals on my list. Dedicate more time to my health, physical, mental and financial. Learn more about smaller forms of my craft. Read a certain number of books. Write a few short stories, and for the love of God, get at least one of them published.

Now that it's September, I'm finally able to cross that last item off my list, and it's so utterly satisfying.

Eating the Earl will be published in the upcoming anthology, The Hamthology, edited by David F. Shultz.

I can't wait to get my hands on my copy. Especially now that I'm narrowing the distance on catching up.