Memoir: Focus on the first book in the series. I drew the mind map a few days ago under the spell of fevered inspiration. Let it simmer, then worked on the title (the center circle) and chapter headings (the next branch of circles) last night. Realized how much humor Paul & I threw at our desperate situation. The book is not a serious non-fiction how-to. Not gallows humor either, well, not much.
Yesterday was our wedding anniversary, so I wrote an essay around the way we found each other. I kept catching myself smiling and just went with it. I had fun with the essay and submitted it just after midnight. Felt so good, I joined a writer’s critique group; Critiquecircle.com I can keep track of my submissions there and get/give serious critiques. Well, not that serious, but from working writers.
Children’s Story: Created a book launch mind map for the various things that need to be in place BEFORE I get to the publishing stage. At the beginning of August I will start working on making it a Kickstarter project, so stay tuned for that. Have not heard back from illustrator since I sent her the story…no stress, I know she is busy.
All The Rest: Most of the writing I’m submitting is in the form of essays and poetry, but virtually all of it is memoir based; about grief, loss and hope.
I have joined a few more social networking sites. I now have a lot of photos up at http://pinterest.com/phallwrite and am using “Phall” as my photography name. I hope to run into some experts willing to share some photog tips, because I know what I want with certain shots, but adjusting colors is the tricky part. You’ll find Washington Coast beach photos and some Hawaii photos.
That’s it for me for now.
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