Greetings! I hope this Monday morning–or whatever time or day you read this–finds you well. Today is more or less random musings and updates, nothing especially well-organized.
-First, I created a ‘Publications’ page. It feels a little funny, doing this, but hey, I’ve got published works, I suppose I need to plug them! I hope to add more to it, though I’m not actively shopping short stories at the moment, focusing primarily on revisions.
-Revisions are going pretty well, though I suppose the proof will come further down the road. I got in some very good work Friday night and yesterday morning, so I’m pretty happy with my progress.
The top 8 or so inches of the ‘tree’ is clearly dead at this point, however, we’ve got a shoot going that’s now a couple of inches long. Its growing inside a translucent corrugated plastic sleeve. I’d love to pull the sleeve and let it grow free, but we’ve got deer–and a ridiculous number of rabbits this year. I may have to build a cage for it.
-Our writers’ circle anthology is nearly sold out. We had a relatively small print run (100 copies) to start, but now we’re down to…hmm, not entirely certain, likely in the teens. One of the group members is taking a bunch down to a big arts event this coming weekend, so we should make some sales there. Reprint? Maybe. Volume 2 next year? We’ll see….
-Two weeks ago tomorrow (say what?) we did another reading at another arts group. I did not ‘nail it’ this time. I read too fast. I’ll blame the heat–it was hell hot in the room, and part of me wanted to get done before all the sweat fell off my face and soaked my pages. A woman in the front row looked to be sleeping. I’d prefer to think she was visualizing.
-At our circle yesterday, we had a member from another writers’ group in attendance. We do a prompt and write for 30-45 minutes. His group will use prompt words and write in ten minute bursts. They do 3 or so rounds per session. It’s nice to have a new voice in the group. I’d consider going down to sit in with them but it’s a half hour drive on Monday evenings. I might have to skip my regular group one week and visit the other–it’s good to experiment.
That’s about it for me. How was your weekend?