January is my slow down for the details month, which is why you’re not visually seeing much on the production end for me. My current visible project is DianaRajchel.com – I got it up with the content changes, etc. but as my husband kindly pointed out, I’m no web designer and I currently don’t have the means to pay one. So the next week or so will be applying some design consistency. I also need to make room for the information about Handparting: a guide to Wicca and Divorce, including an outline, sample chapters, and video footage of some people who consent to be interviewed for the book. I have my notes and what I’ve currently written in a considerable pile on the floor, and I’m going to get OVER myself and get a proposal written and in front of publishers this year. Anyone with any specific suggestions as to what publishers might find my work a good fit, please contact me. I know who I want to hire for any publicity work, but I also need to find an agent to handle the contract stuff. It’s time. As it is, I’m going to set up a fairly long survey for those who have been divorced for a year or more, and I’d like to gather a few interviews to tape as well as some online. It’s a really LONG interview, so finding the willing may take a lot of work.
On another front, I’m also in the process of installing my indoor garden. It’s a very DIY setup using desk lamps bought at Target with plant bulbs installed, and a slow aggregation of seeds from places ranging from Home Depot to Botanical Interest. I’ve got the raw material so now it’s just a matter of setting it up and getting started. My first two crops are going to be catnip and cat grass – I intend to sell these to cat owners so I can raise funds for the rest of my garden plans, and possibly for a few household details. While I can sell off some of my clutter in exchange for small improvements, I also have an eye towards intentional decor – even though I’m well out of the broom closet, I still like having a few pretty things that are under the radar but still visually fun.