Deep breath: this is the first personal post I've convinced myself to put together, and it's a little embarrassing. Even more embarrassing: it was my horoscope that urged me to finally do it; I don't normally hold too much stock in astrology, but the suggestion felt timely– so here we are.
I admit I haven't been sticking to my at-least-twice-a-week blog posting that I promised myself I would do, but the reason is legitimate, I promise! I'm writing a book with a major publisher, and at times I'm a bit too drained to plan out and draft the stuff I really want to talk about on here. While I've worked in other areas of making a book (many, many, books), this is the first time I've been on this side of things, and it really is different! I put a lot of pressure on myself to maintain my voice and organize things in a way that the readers will both enjoy and learn something, all the while staying true to my subject. I really hope I can deliver :)
I'm not quite to the point where I can talk about the book in specifics, but as soon as I can, I will play a lot of catch-up showing what the process was like! The most I'll share now is that it does concern a very fascinating, beloved artist, and I can't wait to have made a contribution to his/her world.
It's a little crazy that I'm even authoring this book; I began as the researcher, and somewhere along the line my editor gleaned that I'd be a competent writer! While I had of course always wanted to be an author, it just happened much sooner than I thought it would. Now, I want to write and contribute and be an editor and present research and have discussions and get followers and make a name for myself (PHEW) so, I am strengthening my resolve, and will be better about posting on here to have more to show for myself!
Thank you for coming along with me, and I look forward to making Sélavy into everything I've admired about other blogs, and have hoped to be a part of.