Saturday, February 6, 2010


I guess since I completely missed December and January due to the newest member of my family (a Pyrenees/Akbash puppy who I've named Griffin) it's time to play a little catch-up.

My critique group decided in January to make "artistic resolutions". My resolution was to finish revising Bone Songs and Lizzie's Purple Dragon and sell them, and to send out at least 2 packages a week to art editors. I've been somewhat successful at doing both, although I'm behind on the two packages a week- it's been more like one a week, but it's still progress.

I'm also at UNM full-time again this semester, and I'm feeling like I've maybebitten off more than I can chew. I have Interdiscplinary Approaches to Literature: Age and Gender in the Media,which requires reading at least 100 pages a week; Intermediate Italian where the teacher now almost never speaks English and neither does the book; Physics and Physics Lab which my friend Cy is teaching, but that doesn't make the concepts any easier; and Medieval Archaeology, which I love, but which also requires a huge amount of reading. Add to this the fact that I still don't have a source of income beyond unemployment which ends in May, and you can imagine that I'm feeling a little stressed... but I'm hopeful too, and excited to see what the future holds.

That's all for now, more next month, I hope.


  1. When I saw your comment on my blog today, I thought I'd head on over here to see if you had updated your blog and YES!! Well, you are one busy lady, but then you've always loved to have lots of things going. Your classes sound wonderful! I'm especially intrigued by the Medieval Archeology class! Fascinating!! And your artistic resolutions are great! Can't wait to see what wonderful things are going to be happening for you this year... Love, Silke

    P.S. Griffin is simply adorable. He and Winslow would like each other, I think...

  2. Whadda cutie! The dog's equally adorable! I miss you!