I published Seven online yesterday, and have actually received several positive responses since from people who I didn’t realise were reading Probably a Warm Night! (This is both nice and worrying.) This is good. I have also already had my little breakdown for the week (which may or may not have involved sobbing on my boyfriend’s carpet and calling him a troll for challenging my opinion about something I read online). And then last night I attended my very first life-drawing class with Shannon, which was fun. I’m discovering that doing something I’m not good at (like lifting weights or drawing naked people) can be refreshing. Maybe because I know it won’t result in a grade or in disappointment?
Anyway, I’ve sent a deadline now with Francesca. By Sep 10, I will:
1. Edit all memoir chapters and publish them online, regardless of whether or not I think they’re ready for publication. I have five to go, so this should be manageable.
2. Write exegetical responses to the first eight chapters, and be working on the ninth.
3. Create a table of contents, and think about how to present this work. The final presentation could include small extracts to introduce pieces.
Lots to do!