The rough draft clips along, folks. Only four chapters and an epilogue to go before you, too, can read about the weirdos living in my head circa 1996.
A few months ago, I wrote a short story that I asked the talented Julie Lou Kim to illustrate and edit. I’m ashamed to say how long the pictures have been sitting on my computer, waiting for me to finish editing the words, and laying out the whole thing.
Well, the wait about to come to an end. I’ve decided that after I finish the current chapter of my novel, The 75 Foxes of Lawrence Island, I am going to complete this feat and let Julie’s artwork and my words mingle in public. Look forward to updates! I know I’m excited: Julie Lou’s a wizard and the story’s not half bad. Stay tuned!
They met young. She died early.
Two halves worked. One whole didn’t.
1. Shaped on All Six Sides is going to Montana! The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival will be showing the short on February 15th and it’s in the Mini Doc competition to. Down side it is up against this amazing short, The Pixel Painter, which is amazing. Think I could sneak in a iPhone video of my cat rolling around on the floor for 8 minutes while French pop music plays in the background in place of their screener and anyone would notice? For serious, though, I am puking rainbows of shock, awe, and grateful vibes for being included.
2. My novel, The 75 Foxes of Lawrence Island, is moving along swimmingly. I’ve hit and surpassed both the halfway point of the rough draft and the first 500 pages. The pages are picking up steam as I get further down the plot line road, and better at getting the internal editor to take a fucking vacation. The hardest thing about writing a novel—so far—for me has been allowing each sentence not to be perfectly pressed as it hits the page. After writing so many short stories and treatments and articles, it’s a real challenge to just move on with the knowledge that revisions will be in the future. And boy, they sure will be. Someone will need to get me an axe to cut this baby down!
3. My “Goodbye, Ektachrome” exhibit is finding a new home! This time at a lovely bottle shop, 1856 at 1465 NE Prescott in NE Portland. It’ll be there if you want to see it! Glad the photos are finding a new home.
That’s it for the update today, I’m afraid. Back to the grind stone. This novel’s not going to write itself.
Realized I haven’t updated my site in a couple of weeks and in light of The Atlantic writing about Shaped on All Six Sides (which makes me utterly jazzed; they are my favorite magazine in the world, hands down) I thought I should take a moment to update everyone. I have just hung my a photography show that I had been preparing for last month at Enso Winery on 14th & Stark in Portland Oregon. It’s an ode to the last of Kodak’s Ektachrome film. It’s been an awesome experience getting the show together, I have to say; it’s been too long. Currently I’m head-down-nose-to-the-grindstone production supervising a commercial that I hope to fund and fuel my next video project. And to top it all off, I’m spending a sunny weekend in Vancouver, BC with my main squeeze, ball-and-chain, love of my life, with nothing to do but hug family. Life is pretty sweet right now. Just wanted to share. Hope I’ll have more work to put up here soon