The Bad-Ass Project

While I was finishing Callinda, I knew I was hypomanic.  The writing was just going too well, the ideas coming too fast.  I slept less, ate less, exercised more (given post-op restrictions).  I knew it wasn’t the time to make any important decisions—no major purchases, no sudden left-turns.  So, when the Wild Hair sprouted in my mind, I just set it aside.  When the impulsivity and grandiosity settle down, I reasoned, I’d take another look.

I’m not sure the mania has completely drained, but I’m sleeping better and feeling less like I’m floating on air.  So, I’m willing to consider the Crazy Idea:

Make a Book out of the Blog

The act of finishing Callinda gave me a measure of confidence I didn’t expect.  It opened me.  It made me willing to do what needs to be done in order to actually publish a book—research the genre, do the leg-work in finding an agent, prepare the material.

Since I’ve gone through this horse and pony show before, I enter into this fully aware of the piles of manure, big bitey teeth and sharp hooves.  The process of getting a book published (or rejected) is hard work and heartbreaking, but it feels like the next step for me.

So, yesterday I spent hours copying all the posts off this blog in order to start sifting and sorting.  Long hours at the library perusing mental illness memoirs and The Writers’ Market await me.

I’m on an Adventure.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jeff Kenner
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 10:36:08

    About time! Regardless of what happens, it’s on MY best sellers list and that’s the only one I pay any attention to….

    -Jeff

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  2. littlesundog
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 20:39:46

    I admire you… I love your writing and art, the way you express yourself and your honesty. You are one of the most clever and inventive people I know. You inspire me! Adventure??? I’m looking forward to reading all about it!

    Reply

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