Jan 7, 2009

Buon Capodanno (that's Italian!)

Well, it’s the new year. I’ve spent the last two weeks pondering the last year and planning what I wish to accomplish in 2009. If you’ve been following my blog, you know what a hectic year it’s been. In the last twelve zany months, I got a new job, started tutoring ESL, took classes at NU, finished my first novel, helped design my website and the look of the pre-publication edition of Cast the First Stone, hosted a variety of cool cats and visited family, celebrated my grandfather’s 90th birthday, and participated in my first neighborhood festival. (Yay, Rogers Park!)

This next year already promises mystery and momentary laps of sanity. I’m applying to the graduate program at Northwestern for creative writing. I’m planning on participating in the Pilcrow Lit Fest in May. http://pilcrowlitfest.com/ I’m working on what will be a collection of short stories called Invisible Elephants. During all of this, I’m trying to get an agent/publisher, submit to journals and contests, and do more readings in the Chicago area. I’m also going to see if some local bookstores and artistic venues will sell CTFS in its current form. Whew.

This is just what’s on my immediate, personal agenda. Then there’s the organized lunacy of David’s schedule, his upcoming art shows and projects, and our goals as a couple. http://www.artprimadonna.net/

I’m reminded of the "Pinky and the Brain" (two lab mice who break out of their cage every night) cartoon shorts from the 90’s.

“What are we going to do tonight, Brain?” asks Pinky.

“Try to take over the world,” answers the Brain.

Stay tuned.

1 comment:

David said...

Organized lunacy???

OK, maybe.

Chasing one's dream is difficult and uncertain and considered by many to be completely foolhardy.

Way to go!!

Seriously, I'm very, VERY proud of you. Despite increased stress levels and the occasional panic attack, You're kicking some major ass out there.

Thanks for letting me tag along...