As the world is putting the finishing touches on 2017, I am happy to end this year on a high note. There were many challenges that we all faced in 2017, but I'd like to believe that we faced such adversity with ferocity and have left the battlefield with our morals and hope still intact.
On the novel front, I've received word that things are moving quite along and we are set for a Spring 2018 release! I am beyond excited for this, as it has been quite a while since I've finished the book~ but honestly, good things take time. I think that we have this idea that writers are supposed to turn out books quickly, but just as a gestation period of a human takes nine months, the creation of written work has its own gestation period as well. And it's not generally nine months. ^~^
I've been planning away at the third installment of the Agria series, and have even been writing some poetry that I'm pretty excited about. Being an ex-pat in Korea, it is important to find like-minded people so that you can create your family away from your family~ and while my writing people back in Chicago are doing well, I have been working with my Seoul writing family to bring about an anthology of poetry, creative non-fiction, and fiction with Seoul as the central theme. Without trying to sound to egotistical~ we all have this romantic idea of being the new Lost Generation (think Stein, Hemingway, the Fitzgeralds, and T.S. Elliot). Honestly, we don't humor ourselves as being equal to their greatness, but everyone starts somewhere, right? The Lost Generation writers were these ex-pats living in Paris after WWI and they put forth some of the greatest literature.
We are still in the submission stages of this project, so I'll keep you updated on that, as well as when it will be available for purchase.
I still have yet to make my new year's resolutions, but I have certainly set my intentions for the year. I hope you give yourself the time to do the same.
Until we meet again in 2018.
Love and Light.