Monday, May 9, 2016

HIATUS

My last blog post was in January...the dead of winter. Four months later, spring is in full bloom. I've allowed a HIATUS, a time of silence...not something we creative people are supposed to indulge in, these days. The modern world, being of very short memory, demands to hear from us, about us, of us, every day---lest it forget us.  Like many of my colleagues, I do my best to comply. But the creative life does not always cohabit easily with daily self-proclamations. 

During these past four months, I put together a new book project---manuscript, dummy, and five spreads of finished art---which my agent is now peddling.

During these four months, I also closed down my summer studio. After years of commuting between two different work spaces, I was ready for the ease of having everything at hand, all in one place, all the time.

And during these four months, I finally sold the house and studio where my Dad (http://www.aldrenwatson.com) had lived and worked for thirty years. It was time for me to let go of his space, his presence, and his mentorship.
My hiatus has left me dis-encumbered, re-focused, with my potential book knocking at publishers' doors; and with a new book well underway on my desk. As to whether the world out there has forgotten me after my four months of silence---time will tell.
 

14 comments:

  1. Retirement, with its inevitable shedding of many old responsibilities, can also bring joy in taking on new ones, or deepening the old ones. Congratulations on keeping the best of the old life. Bill Burton

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    1. Though I don't feel as though I've "retired". On the contrary...

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  2. Happy you are back, but that you also had some creative time off!

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  3. you, dear ms. watson, are unforgettable.

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  4. What a lovely post, Wendy. Clara

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  5. What a lovely post, Wendy. Clara

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  6. You are never forgotten, Wendy! Love that photo of you at the bottom; you look quite spiffy and content! I can hardly wait to read your newest books! <3

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    1. Hope you don't have to wait too long for the latest books!

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  7. I've been on my own hiatus, revising a novel that will be out this fall, but now I'm moving into a new writing space in our renovated house...while rain falls on the peas I planted with our granddaughter. But Wendy: You are UNFORGETTABLE!

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    1. Cheers for the new book...the new space...and the rain falling on the new peas. Thank you!

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