(Originally posted July 2014)
Besides the novel writing and planning, I’m also at work submitting to poetry chapbook contests, which is exhausting (and can get expensive) and should hopefully be hearing from two soon that I’m really hoping are positive. I actually went to an open mike event at a nearby restaurant last month and read my poetry out loud for the first time to a group of strangers. It was a little scary, but I did it, and it felt really good.
And finally, I’m reading a lot- both books for book club as well as my own which I am constantly downloading or buying used from Goodwill. Right now I’m re-reading Harry Potter 5 (for the tenth time or so), as well as The Witching Hour by Anne Rice (which is a loooong book).
That’s my summer so far. I hope you’re having a good one, too.