So tonight I make my first post to http://www.46ReasonsWhyNot.wordpress.com. I am excited to be starting this new project. I asked Dunkelberg for help publicizing it yesterday in our conference. He said he could contact University Relations about it–I offered to write a short press release and send it to him to give him an idea of what I was doing. I also included Ren and Celeste in it to give it more of a “W flavor” that they might like. So we will see what comes of that.
I meet with Mary Miller today to talk about it and see if she’s been able to read the original piece and tell me if I can improve it. I hope she responds well to the idea and tweets about it to all her literary friends 🙂 We will see. Then tomorrow I’ll meet with Kris Lee and talk to him about what all I have workshopped and where I might want to concentrate my efforts.
I sent off two pieces last night and today–I sent the short-story version of “Hurricane Baby” to an anthology asking for stories about “Ruins and their After Effects”. The call for papers said the ruins could be of a life, and I thought Wendy and Judd’s story fit perfectly. And I sent the piece I workshopped yesterday to Creative Nonfiction. So we will see what they say.
Hope everyone has a good rest of the week. I know I will 🙂