My father was a scientist. Every year he wrote up a report for his department detailing the research he had done, his publications, his committee work, community outreach, and students he advised. I still have his papers and it’s interesting to read the self-reports year after year.
Last summer I exchanged The Fucker (my whole manuscript) with a friend of mine. I’m gearing up to do this again, and am curious how far I’ve come. It feels like I have the same manuscript just in a different order. However, I’m getting to the point where order is of utmost important. It may not surprise you to learn that my writing style is not exactly linear.
What have I accomplished since last summer? My first ever publications in prose. AWP. A steady exchange of work with [person redacted]. Ceaseless bullying of [friend redacted] to get her to write. She just started a blog. Heh. I have not volunteered to hold resume workshops at the local food pantry/center to give people the tools to get jobs and education, like I thought about doing. I started writing a motherfucking afterword. (Who knew?)
What do you have to report?