…and I’ve been too busy/tired/sick to write anything that I think is worth sharing, I’m just gonna invite you guys to pre-order Piece by Piece. You have until Saturday Manila time to reserve your copies!
I’m proud to say that I helped this project along by running a workshop for people who were interested in poetry, but didn’t know where to begin (or weren’t sure if they were doing it right). Their work can be found behind this book’s pretty cover.
Fun fact: the lovely cover was by Ruel Domdom, one of the most talented artists I know. He’s also a really good SEO Analyst/Excel Wizard. Look him up! Pay for his art! 😊
This book also wouldn’t have happened if Ms. Marigold Uy didn’t push for it; so thank heavens for her. If you need to have a book formatted, I encourage you guys to find her and pay her to do it.
Have you ever been through the hell of redoing an outline for what feels like forever? You know, when you KNOW that you need to start writing the damn thing but your outline keeps pulling you back?
Yyyyeeeeaaaah, that’s me and my Project Times Project. I agreed to do it because Marigold, the girl spearheading this thing, is pretty darn awesome. And also, my un-chickening has fallen by the wayside and I need to do something to kick my own butt again.
And in theory, this is great. I’m finding myself jotting down notes and ideas when I have the time in my (admittedly insane 3 am to 2 pm) work schedule. And they’re really INTERESTING ideas because I have looming deadlines keeping things fresh. Some of you writerly folks might be able to relate.
In practice, I’m actually kicking myself way too hard. I’m all ideas and no forward motion. I don’t know how to sew these things into a cohesive narrative quilt. Every time I try to get into the writing phase, I either end up with more notes or a zoned-out phase that lead me incapable of complete sentences. And I give up to crochet/knit or doodle/paint instead.
Admittedly, doodles like this kind of inspire me and give me more idea-WHEN WILL THIS STOP?
Heck, I bet YOU are better at this than I am. If you are, and you’re interested in joining—come on, the minimum length is 1000 words!—then reach out to the Project Times peeps. They’re really nice, and this is a really cool idea.