Nina Gaby

Essays, art, and healthcare

Apparently I have forgotten to blog


Media slacker. I get so darn excited when my work is selected for publication. All that free dopamine squirting from neuron to neuron in these otherwise bleak times. So in the manner of unashamed self-promo, these are the last four things I can recall being published. Hugely thanking Entropy, The Diagram,  Proximity, Brevity. And I have my finalist flash upcoming at Quarter-After-Eight, a piece in Rock and Sling’s inauguration journal, and an essay in the long awaited Second Blooming collection edited by Susan Cushman, out this spring.

I’d love to know how others feel about self-promotion. I’m not an MFA, don’t have a significant group of writers around me (although the few that I can share with are worth their collective weight in gold and I have some very smart friends who will read and comment.) Do others feel the rush? Crave the neuro cascade and that momentary Sally Field ‘they really like me’ validation? Or am I alone in this, desperately propelled like an addict for that next fix?

What ever keeps our little fingers flying through the muck.

And a huge shout out to the editors (my legal pushers)…Ander Monson, Dinty Moore, Stacy Murakowsi, the Entropy team.


3 thoughts on “Apparently I have forgotten to blog

  1. You rock star you!!!!!

    Barbara Stark-Nemon, author Even in Darkness @bstarknemon Sarton Literary Award for Historical Fiction Independent Publishers Book Award Gold Medal – European fiction Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Book Award Gold medal-literary fiction, bronze medal- historical fiction International Book Award finalist- historical fiction


  2. “I’d love to know how others feel about self-promotion.” I see it as supporting the body of work, and has nothing to do with, “they really like me.” Work that no one ever finds is wasted effort. Self-promotion is the marketing part of the job.

    We live in the era of free social media! It is the perfect opportunity to share our accomplishments. Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, WordPress, Google+ are all places to announce publications. It gives those who appreciate our work tips on where to find it. It opens our work to new followers. And those who do not care for our work can ignore our announcements, without insult. It’s a win-win situation.

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