Well the last couple of weeks I have found myself getting organized. I put to use a book shelf that was supposed to be purposed elsewhere but I got tired of it standing backwards in my dining room so I turned it around. My dining room table is now mostly cleaned off! It looks awesome!
I have printed off a number of old partial manuscripts and put them into a binder so I can re-read and edit and, if possible, finish them… one at a time of course! I have also written down some other new ideas and, as expected, continued to journal.
I have spent my weekend in a LOT of pain. More pain than I’ve had in a long time. It has taken my breath away at times. That said, it’s been difficult to focus on anything for any length of time.
I’m also planning on getting away to the trailer for a weekend by myself. I really need that time that’s for sure. Still won’t be enough but it will be a good start.
I also applied to that Artist Residency for January. I got that application finished and sent on Wednesday. It felt good to do that! It felt normal, like I’ve done it a hundred times before! I’m also trying to figure out where to send a short story I wrote in the fall. I have it sitting here and I have edited it and it’s waiting for a place to put it. As I was editing, I was wondering about a sequel… a series of short stories… like a TV show because they are short rather than long. If I string them together then I might as well just write it as a novel.
Now I just have to figure out where everything else is taking me. Life has a way of needing sorting out once in a while, just like all the writing we’ve spent months working on. Some things just take longer than other things.
Somewhere, in a notebook far, far away is the memoir I started close to 2 years ago I think.
I also want to release Confessions in the Mural to Kindle come July 1. Figure it’s a good day to do that! Released the novel January 1 so why not?
Lots of plans… now I just need the time to IMPLEMENT!