ok, so the "then and now" thing isn't working. it turns out it also requires more imagination and thought than this poor slackjawed old hag can muster... i may have to recycle posts like some of my favorite bloggers do from time to time (and ya know who ya are). i figure i've been blogging for at least a year... i'm "allowed", no?
my humble little drawing club is proving to be a much bigger and wilder project than i had anticipated... my two biggest troubles - a) promoting it and b) finding a model. so, please feel free to promote the drawing club. and if you know of a model who would be interested in posing for it as a pin up girl please let me know. my goal is to be as slick and awesome as this drawing club.
a plus side to all this pseudo promoting and model searching is i have found very interesting websites and have gotten even more acquainted with others.
first of all, for someone who is happily married and a really busy mother... i'm visiting, searching and posting to craigslist, evite, myspace, friendster and yahoo groups WAAAAY too much.
in my search for the model i found a website for "alternative" models, photographers, artists, etc... it's looks relatively new but very promising - retrokitten. hopefully, one of the handful of beautiful models that i emailed will contact me.... oh, so doubtful...
writing "the book" was so much easier when i didn't have the spectre of the residency looming over me... i'm editing what i write to death so i thought i should take a breather...
in a recent panic, i headed over to the bookstore and looked at all the author toolkits, handbooks, writing for dummies and idiots guides. i left with the only book that didn't make me feel like a total fraud - no plot? no problem! by chris baty . it's the book written by the master/svengoolie behind NaNoWriMo - that brilliant little scheme (*cough* cult *cough*) that brainwashes you into writing 50,000 words in a month - usually november.
so far, the book is totally hilarious and reminds me that i'm not the only one stupid enough to try this - apparently, millions of you - all over the world - have. so, i don't know what the f*ck i'm worried about... it's like the cold... it totally sucks and you feel like crap and there's no cure but you wait it out and it's gone. then, you put your hands on another germy shopping cart and EUREKA! another idea for a book. and yer screwed again and it's yer own fault for not washing your hands...
anyway, i've missed reading everyone's blogs so now that kidzilla is down for a nap... i think i'll check on y'all... :)
p.s. popzilla has also resumed semi-regular blogging... please go over and say "hi" and tell him i sent you - dallas island