I’m probably too femme to pull off a fedora. At any rate, here’s an update on my writing projects.
I’m writing about women’s music artists of the seventies and eighties, with a generous look at the rest of our culture. It’s on the back burner now but I plan to get back to it soon. I need big chunks of uninterrupted time; between students and gigs, I haven’t had that recently. In the next few months I hope to have a proposal ready for publishers. I’m approaching academic presses first. If you have a connection to one that you think might be interested, give me a shout and in return, you’ll get my eternal gratitude and good karma.
I am continuing to write CD and book reviews for SingOut! and Minor7th. I really enjoy discovering new music and books. Please don’t contact me directly about reviewing your work. I can only review what my editors send me.
Many recent posts are travelogues, from women’s music festivals to Dollywood with my mom. I get a few hundred hits a day, for a total of over 400,000. I must be entertaining and informative. Either that, or my mom has a lot of free time on her hands.
What would you like me to write about next?
Sadly, I’ve not written much. The muse has tapped me on the shoulder a few times. She needs to be less subtle. Maybe a hammer. Since I got a beautiful new ukulele in June, I might pick it up to see what she whispers to me. I’ve also been playing my banjo a lot. Frightening, I know.
Meanwhile, I’ll continue to scribble on napkins to entertain and inform you. Thanks for the support! Doffing my hat to all of you.