It's the year of the SHEEP - I just saw that somewhere online. I don't know much at all about Chinese astrology except that I'm a DRAGON, which is the best sign in the Chinese Zodiac. That's all I need to know. See, that kind of cocky confidence is what I'm bringing to this new year. Or is that just bullshit I smell? Either way, I'm going to use it to make a really wonderful year for myself. I've started looking at my calendar for the next 12 months and it is JAM PACKED - lots of projects and travel and collaborations. I'm excited to say that the work with The Secret City is really paying off now, in means of stability and viability - we're hiring staff members for the first time - I have my first meeting with incoming staff TOMORROW and that's thrilling. After 7 plus years of building this organization, to be in the position to bring in support is thrilling. It also means that some of my attention can begin to be directed elsewhere...
Here's what's coming up: I'm going to Louisville in two weeks to work with Rachel Grimes - she's my collaborator and friend, we made RC RADIO HOUR together last summer and will continue our work - we'll be in the recording studio, which sounds really fun. I'm going to lay down some of my stories and we'll also be making music together. Rachel will play some of her songs, too.
I've got workshops galore coming up - the writing life workshops have been going really well and I'm happy to continue with them. It's been wonderful to work with people on their projects - something very particular about watching people's work come to life. I've got a Feb/NYC workshop and an March/LA workshop. Beyond that, I'm in talks with some filmmakers to create a FILM LIFE workshop, more on that as things develop as well as a phone workshop (8 weeks, one hour a week) and an workshop up here in Woodstock - hoping that will happen for summer.
Somewhere in there I'm going to finish my book! Stay tuned.
Here's to a wonderful, creative 2015. Let's do it like the sheep do!