I can’t remember the last time I was this excited and stimulated. I’ve been working on the book for several hours every day for about two weeks now, and I’m finding myself to be positively and completely addicted to the project. It’s gotten to the point that I don’t even want to sleep, which is crazy because I usually value my sleep so much. I’ve been having to tear myself away from my laptop in the middle of the night, and even then I’ve been having trouble sleeping because my mind is racing thinking about the book. It’s all I can talk about and I think I’m driving my husband a little crazy.
I’m starting to receive comments and feedback on the first draft from a number of people. I made certain to ask people who are at different points of their careers: freshman, upperclassmen, recent graduates, graduate students, recent MFA graduates, beginning teachers, mid career teachers, and a few highly seasoned, senior faculty. The comments are absolutely fascinating to read, and have asked questions that have given me a lot to think about:
How do you recover a ruined relationship with a professional in the art world?
Where and how could you find some artist friends outside of school?
I’ve come up with my answers in my draft, but I’m curious to hear from you!