Three months is a long time.
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|
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.
(all images property of and reproduced with permission of Tribble Studios- thanks, D!)
|Remnants of Katrina|
Music for the Mountains, a collaborative fundraising project to help stop the practice of strip mining, or mountain top removal, in the Appalachians Mountains.