Dave Duncan

"Eat Well, Stay Fit, Die Anyway"

Our Great Leader’s 7-Month Plan

Despite what you may have heard about chocolate rations going up and the wonderful victories in our war with Eurasia, this actually has very little to do with our fearless leader (despite how great he is, and how highly I think of him, and all that stuff). No, this idea is purely mine and I’m going to float it out into the ether to see what you folks think.

After writing and performing a spoken word piece on sunday, and submitting my name for an open-audition gallery show (for paintings), I’m wondering if I shouldn’t challenge myself a little bit this year. Sure, it’s a little late to make a New Year’s Resolution (they’re just garbage anyways), but is it ever too late to pick yourself up by the boot straps and apply some gumption? Some elbow grease? Some old-timey metaphors that don’t make sense anymore… consarnit?

So, without making the regulations TOO stringent, I’m going to try to get some artistic work publically displayed before the year is out. Hopefully, I’ll sell some as well. I’m thinking that a public reading of poetry or a story (or both) and some submissions for publication, a few paintings or sketches, and some photos. I won’t do anything cheesy like read in my own living room to a group of friends or anything like that… part of this is an excercise in getting myself ‘out there’, as they say.

What do you think? Can you recommend places to show/read/submit? Are you a publisher who is thinking “I’d like to publish whatever this guy will write”? Are you a millionaire with some wallspace who is colourblind? Then have I got a proposal for you… consarnit.

I guess this means that my Moleskines will be getting even more of a workout. I hope they don’t get rationed because we’re losing the war in Eurasia… which we aren’t… losing… the war… in … Double-plus good!

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  1. Dave May 12th, 2006 3:20 pm

    Crap. I forgot to include music. I’ll go for the whole ’rounded’ arts experience. So, add guitar on there somewhere.

  2. SSS May 15th, 2006 9:08 am

    won’t do anything cheesy like read in my own living room to a group of friends or anything like that…

    Phew. Dodged a bullet there. 🙂

    I don’t have any advice on where to show/read/submit but I’m happy to see that you’re pushing yourself. I hope things go great.