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…]
The post has been filled. Thank you to everyone who applied.
I have had this really rad idea for a new project — in fact, I already started. The problem is that since I’m now rocking a full-time gig, in a German office, where I (attempt to) speak German all day, I am struggling to find the time to gain traction on this thing. And it’s a good thing. Like world-changing, in my (and some of my friend’s) humble opinion.
I need someone to transcribe a few interviews. This has been stopping me for months now. I keep looking online, trying to find a human and not some weird service where the transcribers may or may not get paid. And the humans I’ve found aren’t returning my emails.
It dawned on me today that I have a whole bunch of talented people I can draw on here and in my social network. Duh. And to think I was a social media marketer. For shame. [click to continue…]