So the new site went live with content yesterday and I got almost 100 hits. They almost all came from Facebook; I had linked it to my personal page and a lot of people read it from there. I got a lot of support from people and hope it continues.
Today is the last day of the residency. I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I learned a lot about myself and my writing here and a lot about what I can do with my writing to make it better. I got a lot of validation but also some suggestions from everybody on what to not to do. Some pushback, of course, but I think my reading at the beginning blew the lid off and let other people read controversial, brave things as well.
We are workshopping my final piece today–the dancing one. I really hope to find out what I can do for it and get it out. I submitted more things last night and pulled Hurricane Baby away from someone and gave it to someone else. We will see how all that turns out.
Bob and Terrie have already headed out to go to Williamsburg, I think. He said they were leaving early so that I what I assume. I so hope she does well. I so do. But this is her first real experience being way away and not having us fairly close. I hope she has learned how to behave on the job and how to keep herself from getting into trouble. That’s my wish for her.