18 February 2013
ROW80 check-in 6
This post is a day late and several dollars short. Despite my best intentions I did not work on my stories this week.
I did, however, finish writing this poem.
And I wrote an article about Carrie Padian (@carriepadian) for VoiceCatcher that should be going up around March 18. FYI: Carrie is a Portland-based poet and creative non-fiction writer whose blog Sweet Nugget should really be in everyone's RSS feed.
And I worked on some creative non-fiction of my own. My favorite line from this week: "The magic of the human heart is that there's room for more than one person at a time to fill it completely."
And of course I've been working on my second novel(la) under my pseudonym as well.
And today I got some exciting news about a project that I'll need to work into my ROW80 goals for this round: my Twitter-friend Josh Hewitt (@the_j_hewitt) has invited me to write a speculative fiction poem for a series he'll be posting on his blog in April. The details of this collaborative project are a secret for the time being, but I'm so excited to participate!
Which reminds me. I was also invited by Twitter-friend Aliaa El-Nashar (@Aliaa_ElNashar) to participate in a chain story. I hadn't heard of this idea before, but it turns out it's a bit like an exquisite corpse, just on a grander scale: each writer writes a chapter of a novel whose theme is agreed upon ahead of time. I've agreed to participate on the condition that my turn to write comes after this round of ROW80, just because I already have enough on my plate through the end of March. Evidently we're going to be writing a crime novel. Should be interesting. I just love the idea of all this collaboration.
Okay, so when I look at all this I don't feel so bad about slacking on the speculative fiction stories. I mean, it's not like I've just been sitting around drinking margaritas and staring off into space. Though that sounds kind of nice, too.