Yesterday, I got a notification from WordPress to tell me Happy Anniversary! It’s been four years since I started this blog, I’ve written over two hundred posts, which is almost one a week for that whole time! It’s also the fourth I year I’m doing NaNoWriMo, which feels pretty big.
I’ve been asked a number of times recently what I’m up to these days, usually it’s from lovely artists while I’m modellin. We only see one another once every few months and it’s a standard small talk question, but it always feels like it’s difficult for me to answer.
What I’m doing, I suppose, is trying to find a permanent job that will allow me to continue to work on my creative stuff and still pay the rent. Bonus points if the job involves something that will be useful for my creative stuff. Three or four days per week of paid work and three of four days per week of creativ stuff. I’d like to be able to get into a routine where I actually sit down on the weekday(s) that I’m not working and do creative stuff for the same time. Dawn French talks about how she writes as though it were a 9-5 job.
There’s also a bunch of admin type stuff I want to be doing. Things like finding and submitting for magazines, or creative writing competitions, or networking, those sorts of things which need time set aside for them otherwise they won’t happen.
But I got a bit sidetracked. I was wishing myself a happy blogoversary! Thank you all for continuing to read this, I need this space as a way to get my thinking in order but it’s always gratifying to know I’m not just talking to myself.
As a present to you here is the poorly photoshopped cover art I made for my NaNoWriMo novel the other night:
Gotta have Fabio on the cover! Even though there are no bodices to be ripped.