Thursday, March 24, 2011

C'est Finis- But There's Art!

(Unless you're reading this on Goodreads. They only give you text. Sucks, I know, but I promise, there are pictures here.)
Three months is a long time.
Lifetimes, occasionally.
Certainly long enough to establish new habits: good ones, hopefully. Bad ones because we're human and bad is fun. When composing this ROW80 post, I have, in fact, had a rather profound realization that the defining events of my life over the past year and a half occurred in eerily regular three month intervals, as if my life has been measured by some prescient giant metronome.
But there's no way I'm getting into that now.
I want to keep this light and happy. Have I met my ROW80 goals? If I put them under a microscope, then for the most part, yes. If I back up and look at the spirit of the thing, which is much more in my nature, then hell yes, ROW80 rocked my Casbah.
Harley on Rue Bourbon
Still Life- Exactly as Found
Now I've been sitting at this computer trying to think of something profound and encouraging to write for half an hour. Well, it's just going to have to wait until the next round. I'm happy to say I'll be one of the sponsors, and I hope to see ALL of you back.                  
I'm already thinking of goals for Round 2:
* Release "The Resurrection of Blake House," a Whitfield novella
* Formally launch the Rock Your Kindle campaign/ tour
* Attempt an alternating chapter collaborative novel with someone masochistic enough to try it with me
*Bad faeries, a Krewe of vampires, and a mentally ill empath; thematically speaking, of course

Anyway, that's what's on my mind. I'll close with a selection of some of my favorite things for some of my favorite people: art and music from the American South, without which I would never have been inspired enough to first put fingers to keys, for all of you who've been so helpful.

Until April,
Vicki Keire
(all images property of and reproduced with permission of Tribble Studios- thanks, D!)                                
Midnight Hydrangeas
Remnants of Katrina

Song: "Me, William, and the Mountain" written and performed by Joey Knieser for Music for the Mountains, a collaborative fundraising project to help stop the practice of strip mining, or mountain top removal, in the Appalachians Mountains.


  1. Thanks for sharing the photos and the song. I enjoyed them very much. It's mind-boggling what these mining practices do to the landscape.

    And congratulations on meeting your goals, and good luck in the next round!

  2. well done for meeting goals - happy bunny? - keep smiling and see you in April

  3. Oooh, me, me! Pick me. I want to collaborate on a novel with you. :)

  4. Congrats and thanks for sharing. I'll be back next round. See ya there!

  5. I'm glad your casbah was rocked. This "Krewe" of vampires sounds like a fun collaboration. Tell me more.

  6. Congrats! Glad you made it to the end. Your goals for the next round sound great!

  7. What a great Round 2 you have planned! As always, I always enjoy your posts and look forward to seeing you in Round 2...

  8. Thanks, everybody! Round 2 will hopefully rock harder- VJ, yes, it's on my radar now, and Andrew, will do- these are the things that keep me going because all bets are off until I drop "Darkness" in the next week or two which I *will* do before ROW80 #2 starts or ELSE-
    Oh dear. Here it comes. The pre-launch insanity period. Shall have to revisit my Dec. 2010 post @ it.

  9. Good luck next round. And ooh, collab, sounds interesting! :)