I’ve had this blog running for over a year now, and very rarely missed a week where I posted. It has been a cathartic and humbling experience for me, it has helped me remain focused while motivating me to pursue things beyond my wildest dreams. But right now, with all this “moving forward with my life” stuff going on, I think it’s time to give it a rest here, and focus on the proposal and book. School starts in less than two months, and by that time I want to be finished shopping with publishers, I want to be steady in terms of where this all stands.
I spent the weekend with my family, and it felt right. Spent the weekend off twitter, away from the internet, focusing on the things I need to focus on~ the things I’ve been saying I’m going to do and then failing to do because I’m so scattered between this and that and nonsense and sense. So it’s time for me to sit down and commit to writing this thing. I have a rough outline, but the finer details need work, the smoothing, the intricate little pieces which will make it a comprehensive and worthwhile proposal need my undivided attention. So as a commitment to myself, my recovery and my intentions in this new life, it’s time to get done what needs to be done. Time for the footwork. I’m going to update my HuffPo pieces, and write my proposal. I’m going to write. I’m going to leave this city of angels and throw myself, temporarily into the great unknown. Maybe wander the streets of San Francisco or New York, get lost on public transportation and drink coffee with people I don’t know. Perhaps, if I can scrape the money together, I will return to Europe, and find my way there…. I write best when I’m out in the world. Time to get lost for a little bit.
“If you have put castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”
– Henry David Thoreau