What I’ve been up to
I can’t say I’ve been idle lately. I’ve been working feverishly on my novel, which I’ve considered posting here but haven’t had the guts to do. It’s nowhere near polished.
But I’ve been up to other things as well, I just finished editing the first annual MFA Anthology of Creative Writing for the program at SDSU. The compilation is an effort of the Writers Collective, (a student organization of which I’m the head cheese). Here’s a link to the finished product, which is available at lulu.com…
It’s my first effort as an editor, and I’m rather proud of how it turned out.
I don’t know whether it’s the burgeoning San Diego spring or what, but some force is compelling me to take on more tasks than I probably should. Another thing I’ve been doing a lot of is bookbinding. Perhaps all the business with editing and publishing made me rediscover the great mystique of books, physical books, I mean. I recently bought materials to build my own book press: a couple of boards and screws and wingnuts. There’s something about binding your own book, it’s irresistible. I bound and pressed a hard-bound book of blank paper for myself recently, and I’m using it now as a dream journal. Graham Greene, the author, published a dream journal, it was his last work to be published during his lifetime. I’m convinced that dreams can be correlated with literature. Not sure how, but I guess that’s what my novel tackles. More to come soon.