My apartment here in Alanya has been a whirlwind with guests coming in and out since June. It’s been fun, but now that I’m on my own again until Allah bilir (god knows), I’ll have a chance to get back to my art (dance), my practice (yoga), and my writing (a book[!]).
I’ve had some interesting life experiences so far. Some of them are shared on this blog, but many have been omitted. Also, the tales leading up to how I got to this point have been serendipitous or amusing or lucky or bizarre or tragic, and I thought I’d like to get it all down on virtual paper. When I asked my sister Julia (who’s written a book herself!) what deadline she thought I should set for the book’s completion, she suggested I aim to finish it by my next birthday. That gives me 10 months to work on it.
Some of the stories from the blog–like the time I was attacked by the owner of seedy night spot Beyzade’s angry son–might make it in, but other stories will be in the book that I have never told to anyone. I figure time heals all wounds and minimizes shame.
So wish me luck to finish by June 29th, 2014, and I hope you will all read it!