Did I ever post my artist bucket list?
I think not, so here is it in part:
- Make short poetry film
- Submit to paying poetry market
- Do some lit related youtubes
- Keep Patreon going- up my content and maybe funding
- Submit to contests
- Arrange my own little writing retreat
- Apply for some type of grant
- Create/perform performance art
- Write a short horror film
- Build somewhat of a freelance thing
- Create and sell writing classes
- Break into a mainstream something
Those are just some of them.
So far this year I’ve kept my Patreon going. If you haven’t checked that out, here go look at this post. I posted my first YA-Queer romance flavored thing. A little side short story in the Daiyuverse.
I’m trying to hype myself up to blend Patreon and the Youtubes and do some video. I’m still pretty self conscious about my webcam quality and fake teeth lisp.
I’ve started researching video editing so I can find software I can use.
I’ve made uh, inroads into trying my hand at mainstream pubs. On the advice of freelancers I trust I set myself a Contently portfolio. Given my clips I am not sure I fit in but whatever. I figured I’d give it a shot. Why not?
Just today I made my first submission to a paid poetry thing.
Other arty farty shit.
I’ve decided not to print my own Motherfuckess Manifesta. I’ve tried a few more times and frankly shit just makes me so anxious and upset because I can’t get it figured out. I am not a Zine Queen. That said, maybe should I save up enough dollars I can do a limited print run?
On the writing class front I have my curriculum for three classes. I want to write some more content and exercises for each and take some photos for them. I’m going to do a dry run on some folks and then release them probably by October.
I’m trying really hard to hang on to the idea that my goals and personal ethics in terms of what I will and won’t do with my work is okay. That no I don’t have to change so much I don’t like myself.
That said, I’m pretty knee deep in I don’t matter/I ain’t shit feelings and poor kid anxieties. I’m working really hard on not sinking into that, but shit is a fuckin struggle.
OH! Also, I did more work on my laptop *Gertie* and discovered that I didn’t make a bad decision. She’s a good little machine. The problem is mainly that EVEN microsoft does not recommend an OS above 7 for machines like her because they come stock with not that much memory. Not enough memory for 64 bit Win 8.1 which is what came stock on Gertie and has fucked her ALL the way up.
I dipped into my savings again so I could buy some new memory and will install that this weekend.
To help me increase my, uh, side hustling. I got back into the Amazon affiliate program and am building a little store. Basically right now it’s all beauty stuff, but I’ll be adding books, gadgets and other stuff. Consider it my ultimate dream store and if you click/buy I get some pennies. Check it out here. Hopefully with that side hustle and a few others I can buy this for myself in a few months.
So that’s it for now. I’ve got writing and submitting and research to do.
This has been an installment of Be That Shit University.