Last week my nose was rubbed raw by the grindstone and now I’m still recovering, although I’m feeling good.
Also, some other awesome things happened last week.
What Iâ€™m Reading
My reading of American PsychoÂ by Bret Easton Ellis and all reading for that matter has been put on hold, as all my available free time is devoted to researching and writing my 1001 nights essay.
What Iâ€™m Writing
The 1001 Nights essay is DONE! It’s done! Bang the drums! Toot the horns! The project consumed most of my free time over the last week and a half, with skimming of the 1001 Nights to note all the representations of women in the stories (a huge project), researching what other critics have had to say, and have been drafting the editing the essay â€” all of which turned out to be much more work than I thought it would be (which should not have been a surprise). But it’s done and submitted and I hope the editors like it. Regardless, I enjoyed the life consuming process and I’m glad I did it.
Now I just need to learn to channel two-thirds of that same energy into future projects, so that I can continue to get sh!t done.
Published! My poem â€œThe Things I Ownâ€ is up at Thank You for Swallowing.
Goal(s) for this week: Finish that other thing that I put on hold while working on the essay.
- My good friend and founder of Zoetic Press on the evolution of book technology â€“ Entrepreneur (and book lover) Lise Quintana brings reading into the high-tech future