So in case you hadn’t noticed… it’s summer! Awwww yeah!!
I have to say that I am pretty darn pleased to look at the calendar and find this to be the case.
What are your plans for the summer?
About that. Things are still up in the air, but here are a few things I have on my docket:
– Joshua Wake rises again! I’ve found that my artistic side seems to move in phases. Summer is definitely my musical time. When I play music at other times during the year, I actually think about summer to get myself pumped up for the performance! So with my musical side merging into the fast lane, I already have a number of shows lined up. One of the most awesome is an event with the Ronald McDonald House! Another is a 4th of July race in Harrisonburg, Va. I played the same race last year and really enjoyed it. It’s awesome to go back to the town where I went to college (go Dukes!) and perform. That makes me feel kinda awesome.
I’m also going to take my music back to the streets for a little old school busking on Cary Street starting next week.
– Part-time Job. I’m currently trying to nail this one down. Something local, not a chain would be nice. Maybe a coffee shop. Maybe a library. I’ll let you know when something works out with this.
– Daily Mass. I love attending daily mass. I would do it every day if I could. So I’m hoping that I can find a part-time job that will allow me to attend mass when it’s offered throughout the week… and also give me enough time to do my artistic stuff.
– Write. My wife and I are still working on our first Young Adult novel. It’s about two friends who believe they witness a murder on Halloween night, but are made to believe that what they saw was all part of the show at a Halloween attraction. They have to get to the bottom of what really happened before the killer (if indeed he really is a killer) gets them!We spent a lot of time working on it last summer, but haven’t done much with it since (remember I said that my artistic side moves in phases? Well, hers does too!).
I recently decided to go back to the very beginning of the book (essentially throwing out much of our work) so that I can get a handle on the increasingly intricate story-line. We broke the book up and each worked on different parts of it. But in all of the divvying up of tasks, it was hard to figure out what the overall story was. It became overwhelming and contributed to me staying away from the project. So now I’m going back and working through the story because I really like the story and the characters and I want to be able to know what’s going on in the book as I work on it!
– Movie Making. Last summer I made two short films. One is a funny, scary movie called Creature from the Black Laguna Beach. The other is about the three most famous urban legends at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond Virginia. I don’t have any movie projects planned, but I have been considering returning to Hollywood Cemetery and making another documentary that shows me in it, talking directly to the viewer (the documentary I have already produced is video and pictures with me doing a voice-over).
So that’s a quick look at what I’m up to this summer.
What are you up to this summer?