So I've been hibernating lately, and it's been absolutely wonderful.
You see... for the past two months, I've really been focusing on my own writing, on me, on my ideas/goals. Katie's been a hermit, but... eh... I've been a productive hermit! This winter break has been fantastic -- yes, I've still been in "the office" but no one stops by since the campus is pretty closed, and I haven't touched or thought about my spring teaching, which ah... starts up again in about a week.
This time of reflection has done wonders for me, though. The quiet has really taken me to a place where now I have direction, focus, and plenty of creative juices. It's been lovely lovely lovely.
But that ends next week. I have a lot of exciting readings and poetry events on the horizon, and it's time to shed this hermit skin and put my social face on again. Yikes... ok, note to self -- wear make up.
I just hope I'll be able to keep up this magical pace of writing with the world awaking around me again. Since the beginning of 2012, I've already written 4 poems. Can you believe that? 4 poems in one week. Oh my. So I'm already 4/50 if we're looking at my 2012 goal.
And my fiction's been chugging along, too. I keep the pace at about 2k per day, some days much more even.
I just hope that once life gets a little crazy again, I can keep the good habits.
Anyway, take a little looksie at the side bar for upcoming events. Yes, I'm reading with the Texas Poet Laureate and yes I'm excited. And yes I'm MCing a reading next week and yes I'm nervous and and and...
Back to writing, Katie.