A couple of weeks ago, here, I talked about how I've come up with a new approach to organising my work day so that I do more writing and less admin...well, maybe not less admin, but at least a bit less compulsive admin. I'm here to say so far so good. Since that blog post, I've:
* started to research Novel 4
* wrote a new poem and read it at an open mic. No one stormed out or threw rotten eggs, so I guess it's okay
* wrote a short story, on a whim and a challenge by one of the best short story writers I know, Tania Hershman. This was a bit of a big deal for me, because I don't write short stories very often, and I really loved writing it. I'm even starting to submit it around to see if I can find a home for it in some lovely magazine's pages.
Jennie Beattie and Helen Kara. Although I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the piddly details associated with planning to be away for so long (I'll be home for a week between trips, then I won't be back from Asia until the end of March), I am getting very excited. I'm starting to plan the next session of my Anjali House Writing Workshop. And I'm fantasizing about how the kids will react when I show up chattering away in the rudimentary Khmer I've been learning over the past nine months. Khnyom reyan niyay p'saa Khmai! *
I'll be blogging about the trip while I'm in Cambodia, as I usually do. I hope that those who have come along with me in that way before, will follow me again. And I hope some new readers decide to join as well. And do leave comments if you do. Although I do now have an entire life over there, it's easy to feel disconnected, too.
* I am learning to speak the Cambodian language! Writing this in the Khmer script is another thing altogether, though.