Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Confession Tuesday

Happy Tuesday, folks. Time for your confessions. Share a little of yourself with us and we promise to do the same.



Happy birthday, mom! So happy that we could be a part of your special day.


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We’ve had a great visit in Norfolk, Virginia. Not sure how it is when you return to your hometown, but every time I come home, the city seems to have reinvented itself yet again. It wasn’t nearly this cool when I lived here.


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Two things I’ve been able to do since I’ve been here: eat well and sleep in. However, I’m ready to sleep in my own bed.

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And my favorite moments from this trip have come from watching my son climb this tree in the front yard over and over again.


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Already looking ahead to the upcoming weekend, I am completely immersing myself in manuscript revisions. It’s been a while since I’ve had a kid-free weekend, so I plan to make this one count by sleeping in, getting my exercise routine back on track, and finishing up edits on manuscript #2. It’s time. How long have I been talking about it? Need to get into the hands of others for feedback.

Did I mention I will be seeing Eat Pray Love?


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Mini poetry to-do list:


  1. Finish revisions for manuscript #2

  2. Work on two poem drafts started on this trip

  3. Finish up a book review

  4. Answer interview questions/write interview questions (two related projects)

  5. Update blog (time for a facelift)



And the unofficial item from this list is to give some serious thought on how to market Underlife. The book has been out for more than six months, so now I want to plan what to do for the next six. There are so many possibilities that I have to narrow down my options, figure out what’s most effective, and move with purpose for the rest of 2010. Hard to do because I'm still in summer mode.


6 comments:

mariegauthier said...

A blog facelift, hooray! Your vacation sounds excellent (esp the sleeping-in. And the food. And that picture. Pretty much all of it, actually.)! Hope returning to MA won't be too much of a shock to your system!

Jessie Carty said...

Glad you had fun in Norfolk! I do miss the coastal living :)

At some point I need to look at my 2nd manuscript again. You are motivating me to do so!

My confession for today? The first essay I assigned for my Expository Writing class now, in hindsight, seems a bit risque :)

January said...

One of these days, Jessie, we'll have to meet up in one of the mid-Atlantic states!

What essay did you assign for your class? Do tell!

January said...

Thanks Marie. I'm back in Boston with a head cold. So much for R&R.

marc said...

I confess I cannot hear of Norfolk, Virginia without singing Elvis Presley's song about The Promised Land to myself and playing the tape in my mind of the sequence of "Men in Black" where Tommy Lee Jones plays it on the tape player speeding thru the tunnel while Will Smith pees his pants.

Jessie Carty said...

http://www.utne.com/1999-03-01/HowtoWriteaPersonalEssay.aspx

one potentially inappropriate essay coming up!

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