May Days

In the month of my surnamesake, many changes have come to pass in my life, mainly in the career division.  I recently accepted an offer from a close friend to work as fulfillment/shipping clerk for his online business.  The position will allow me much more freedom as an individual, as I will be working alone or with minimal assistance, in a casual environment.  The plan is to eventually combine the work area and my living space, which in turn will help me out financially.  Taking on this new endeavor (and resigning from my former cubicle job, which I had held for twelve years) was probably the bravest and most daring decision I’ve ever made in my life.  I am not a risk-taker, and that has held me back a lot.  But I truly believe, in my heart of hearts, that this change was necessary and long overdue if I am to grow and develop further on this physical plane, which is the whole point of the time we spend here.

With that in mind, my inner cycle of surging euphoria and nervous trepidation has generated a formidable spike in my creativity.  I continue in my work on The Pack, with the first third of the text written at this point, and my stock photos chosen and downloaded, and my lists of action shots and drawings made out.  It’s a very long list, and intimidating, but I am determined to work as hard on this project as I ever have on anything else I’ve ever done, as it is the first professional opportunity I’ve had to get my work out there.  Obviously, I want it to represent me at my current best.

My other project, the staged reading/radio play adaptation of Dot’s Journey, is percolating as well.  I continue to tinker with and tweak the script, and have plans to block the production as thoroughly as possible before beginning work with the real actors in the theatre.  Quite a few of the local talent that I’ve invited to audition at the end of July have agreed to be there, so that’s encouraging.

My family health crisis continues to improve…words cannot express how grateful I am to all of these diversions of self-expression during this challenging and trying time.


About RetroMan

My three greatest inspirations as an artist are, in no particular order, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, and Alfred Hitchcock. Their films and their personal lives were the reason I started writing and creating back when I was a very lonely and misunderstood teenager. I am at present commencing to hammer out a career-primary or secondary-as an author/illustrator. I already have several books self-published and I've included links to where those are available. Thanks for stopping by! View all posts by RetroMan

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