Who writes a travel memoir and doesn’t include photos? Well, Committed: A Memoir of the Artist’s Road is consistent with other literary memoirs in that the burden is on the author to place you in the scene solely via prose. But we all love pictures, right? That’s why I was thrilled to be invited to participate in Melissa Crytzer Fry’s captivating “What I Saw… blog.” On her site you’ll find some photos I took while on the trip, paired with an excerpt from Committed. I’ve included a bonus one on this page.
And are you curious about the creative space where Committed was written? We’re all voyeurs when it comes to where other creatives produce their work, the premise behind Annie Neugebauer’s addictive “The Decorative Writer” post. Take a look at my inner sanctum (complete with “Liony” the stuffed lion, an inflatable monkey, and the return of “Mr. Bacon”).
Finally, in case you missed it, I was profiled on November 15th in The New York Times, as the publication of Committed has turned me into an advocate for increased mental health awareness. That too has a photo (I’m trying to keep it part of the theme here).
Here’s to a creative week!