Sunday, August 11, 2013
My blog is going to take a slight shift in direction. While I will still write about writerly things, I want to use this blog for more urgent expression, like a diary/journal. Here's an update on a few aspects of the Dwight Life:
DEAR DIARY -- I have a new friend, L. She is fun and good hearted and adventurous. She is learning to better manage her boundaries which have been pretty loose historically. I showed her the video I made for my mother's memorial some years ago, and L cried. Then we watched the movie "Drag Me To Hell" and we laughed quite a bit. I am in the process of putting my rental property up for sale. This is new terrain and kind of exciting. I can feel that summer is gradually coming to an end so I must make sure to swim in the outdoor pool of my building as much as I can. With John or without. It was cool to hang out all Saturday with Nancy. It was like a mini-vacation.
WRITING -- Currently an editor from Random House/Hydra is reading the full ms. of my novel The Hope Store! And I'm waiting on CreateSpace to finish inserting a gold seal onto my book Prospect. Should be ready soon. Screenwriter Steve Perros is interested in adapting Prospect to the screen.
ROMANCE -- Online I met a nice guy who is half latin/half asian and studying business. His name could either be Pedro or Hisashi. Few people use their real name online. We are talking about having a coffee date soon. I am interviewing prospective candidates to be my bf! In St. Louis, Shane is pretty cool. He said I'm one of the few people he's met online that "has my attention completely." Sweet. What a nice thing to say.
WORK -- Working part-time at the nonprofit for the visually impaired is going pretty well. And lately I'm assisting two of my website clients on some different projects. One lives in Australia and one is on the west coast.
SPIRIT -- Went to a buddhist picnic today which was a lot of fun. On Saturday I went outside my comfort zone. I attended a performance in the wilderness with only bug spray for protection. But it was pretty cool and I didn't get bitten at all. At one point there were glow sticks floating it mason jars along the path, and colorful freezer pops hanging from the branches of a tree for the audience to eat. Later that same night I dined alfresco with some new friends. Chicken satay with peanut sauce....and plantains with guacamole. I don't often dine outside but the weather was yummy with a cool breeze.
QUESTION TO MY BLOG FOLLOWERS: Do any one you use your blog as a journal? Why or why not? Discuss. I have a feeling I will do more blog posts if I use it this way.