Happy New Year!
Believe it or not, I am fully aware that I am wishing you a happy new year 3.5 weeks into the new year but that's the way life is sometimes!
2015 is a year of traction. What I mean by that is I'm going to try and get traction on my projects of which there are many. To give you a sample:
- For the first time ever, I've started working on a play. It's currently entitled "Stranded". Long story short, it's a (hopefully) a comment on the difficulty of leaving home, and what home even means anymore when you've been gone so long, how things have changed, how you have changed, and trying to make sense of it all when looked at through the lens of death and travel.
- Finally editing The Newropean (a project for the last year) and getting it published onto iTunes. Having all 4 novels published and available for sale will help push my credentials as a writer, regardless of how many novels I've actually sold at this time (less than 50). It will make me want to create more, something that has been lacking the past year or more.
- I've signed up for a sewing class. I've never been particularly good at sewing things beyond buttons or small rips in clothing but I would like to expand this knowledge. I often need my pants and shirts shortened because I am somewhat gravity-challenged. So, in addition to being able to do some minor tailoring job to my own clothes, I have enough creativity in me that perhaps I will be able to make something that the world wants. I'm not planning on creating something that has never existed before (or am I?) but more like small bags or pillows or belts or I'm not sure what. I want to learn how to use the sewing machine and see what happens.
- Get new photos onto this website. I have a few from Iceland (from June!!) that I've neglected and I already have a new photography trip planned next month to Naples, Italy so there should be some new photos on the website by spring.
- A new photo exhibition, and there are a few possibilities: "Doors and Windows", "Living Room" (a collection of photos hanging in my own flat for my own personal enjoyment), "Hearts", and we will see what Naples brings.
- Get a collection of my short stories edited and published onto iTunes. They are primarily from my time living in Los Angeles in the summer of 1999, maybe a bit of a time capsule of the city that summer.
You can see that that's enough to keep me busy. Now for typing up the first few pages of "Stranded" that I've already written. Happy New Year!