I’m über excited about starting Several Starry Nights. I had lots of fun experimenting with blogging on The Modern Grad, but I decided that I needed a blog that really captures who I want to become and what I’m striving for.
For the last 7 months, I’d get off work around 4:30 and start what I look at as my second job or an unpaid internship. I would either be working on my book (which guess what…it’s called SEVERAL STARRY NIGHTS! Are you seeing a pattern?) or would do volunteer work for the local arts council. Both activities strongly relate to what I love most: The fabulous world of art and my love for writing.
My book, Several Starry Nights, captures a young artist’s life back at home in Chicago after she runs out of money and loses her boyfriend in London. Back home, she meets a boy who is in deep college debt and never had the confidence to pursue his dreams of becoming a famous poet. “Together they learn to paint the city again.” (How cute would that phrase look on a book cover?)
I feel like this book is becoming a time capsule to me since it is structured around all things that inspire me the most. Current events, pop culture, fashion, music, famous artists/writers, etc, all make a mark in this book. Like an online mood board with stories to describe the pictures, this blog will capture everything that has made even the smallest dent of influence.
Hope you’ll enjoy what’s soon to come! Please look out for my next blog post.