A few weeks ago I had a reading for my book, and it went really well. It felt so natural, and helped me to know I am on the right track with this writing thing. Thanks to everyone who came and supported me. It was so much fun!
Another cool thing I’m doing that anyone can be a part of, regardless of where in the world you are, is a radio interview! It happens next Tuesday, the 10th of May at 9 a.m. PDT, or west coast time. If you don’t know what time that is in your neck of the woods, you can use this time zone converter. [click to continue…]
I celebrated three years without alcohol last month. The date snuck up on me this year actually, which I guess is a good thing. I had other things I wanted to put energy into, but I certainly hadn’t forgot I wasn’t drinking. I had just come off my first business trip/press conference sober. Believe me, if you want to be tempted to drink, hang out with a bunch of journalists. It’s practically a job requirement.
But I made it through, partially because I re-read my traveling without drinking advice and partially because it was just a few weeks before my three years without booze, and I certainly wasn’t going to give up that much time so easily. [click to continue…]
It’s been a few months since my book came out, and sometimes I forget what a big deal that is for me. A dream of mine for years, it sometimes seems like I just wrote it, published it and then went about my merry way. Like there was no struggle. And like there still isn’t a struggle.
I have a reading scheduled for 22 April.
I have a reading scheduled.
My very own reading. To read out of a book I wrote and published. You would think I’d be singing this from the rooftops but that hasn’t been the case. I am suffering from yet another bout of artist fears.
This is no laughing matter. It stops some of the best work from ever reaching the canvas.
Anyone who thinks it it’s easy to be an artist, or it’s somehow less work than other industries, has no idea the mindfuck that is conceiving of an idea, creating it, looking at it with a critical eye, reworking it and then putting it out into the world for anyone to say whatever they like about it. Oh, and somehow, someway hoping to make a living off it. But I digress. [click to continue…]