Greetings, all! I managed to fall out of my tree again, having traveled 4 out of 6 recent weekends and hosting a close friend all last week right after the excitement of the royal wedding, and now I’m prepping for a 2-week trip to the States (split between Chicago and New York) as of this coming Monday. On top of this, I’ve had both my editing assignments fall back in my lap, so have been trying to sort those simultaneously.
I did manage to revise and submit my manuscript in time for a fiction contest in the midst of all this, but otherwise still feel the need to sit down with it properly and tend to its story arc before more serious querying. I’ll have to share with you the feedback I’d received at the writing festival, but what remains now is my own personal criticism of my protagonist’s development. Once my days extend to 36 hours apiece, I just might get to revisit that at some point…
Anyway, today’s post is sponsored by Eda Pottery. 🙂 I mentioned before that I was going to write vignettes for each pottery piece my sister-in-law Marlena creates for her new brand, as inspired by that particular item. Well, I’m pleased to announce that she’s already started displaying pieces for sale at her Eda Pottery website and on Etsy.com. I’ve also started posting my vignettes here on the blog, which you can find at:
I’ve written a dozen so far, just little bite-sized bits with the corresponding pottery photos and links to Etsy if anyone’s interested in purchasing! My friend Joanna who was just visiting me is also a writer and good friends with Eda’s mastermind, so she may join me in writing for the brand as Marlena continues crafting her pretty pots.
In any case, as you’ll see if you check out that link, I’ve added “Primate Portfolio” to my main menu as another way of throwing my fictional poop around. If you hover your cursor over its categories, Eda and fanfic titles will appear; otherwise, they’re also linked to their applicable category pages. When I’m feeling confident enough, I’ll perhaps post a chapter of my manuscript…it has a little ways to go yet…
All right then. Off to edit someone’s else’s manuscript. Hope you’re all well and am looking forward to swinging back into your blog trees, too!
May 10th, 2011 at 21:43
I thoroughly enjoyed “Contemplations on a Bowl” 😀
May 11th, 2011 at 09:07
Thanks, Melissa! That one resulted when I couldn’t decide which image (sky or ocean) to run with. 🙂
And by the way, love this photo of you – you and that bouquet look positively divine.
May 11th, 2011 at 16:24
Thank you muchly, my favorite primate friend 🙂
It doesn’t surprise me the vignettes are so witty and fun. Half the joy of your blog is the titles. 😀
May 11th, 2011 at 14:56
They’ve got a great deal on 36-hour days @ eBay. It’s the only way I can get anything done.
Very cool concept with the pottery + stories. I look forward to reading them ALL.
May 11th, 2011 at 16:42
Sounds like you’ve been quite busy! 🙂
May 15th, 2011 at 13:55
Indeed I have, Talli, though I won’t complain, as I know how your schedule goes, too, Published Author! I’ll be in touch when I’m back in town in June to make good on that glass of wine. 🙂