the world & words of a new york city writer

gretchen is a writer in new york city

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hello june

Six months later…

I’ve never gone so long in silence since I started this webpage in 2009.

Viva introspection.

Summertime in New York City if officially upon us. I’ve spent the past few months hitting keys; having my heart broken a couple times; and plotting and scheming on the reg.

The freedom that I have and life that I managed to build here baffles me, particularly when I click around this webpage. Certain periods that I revisit feel like a literally different life to me.

Recently I renewed my lease for another twelve months. That will put my gypsy feet in this apartment for three years – which is a record for me. Aside from the house I grew up in, I’ve never been anyplace that long since I left my folks crib in the middle of the night 17 years ago. Continue reading

d-day… detox… movemovemove…

Today is d-day blog family, I think. Word on the street is I find out if I have a fully sick job today. I’m about to step out the door to work… perhaps I’ll know more tomorrow.

Today is also a friend’s birthday which means dancing is likely and there will probably be pints of delicious pear cider and giggles all around. The small group of Melbourne Artists who I roll with color my world in such wonderful ways. Continue reading

did someone say extension…

Dear Blog Family

After last week’s rant about getting booted from my job… I was asked yesterday if I could possibly stay longer. I said, “Hell yes” in the most appropriate phrasing for big business-like places where people wear suits. Continue reading

one aussie job down… one nyc gig coming up…

I’ve officially been notified that my current work contract is going to boot me as of 25 February 2011. Once I’m done paying my dues, I should have basically enough money for a plane ticket back to NYC.

This isn’t good enough blog family… we need to strategize. Continue reading

behind the scenes… oh my god i’m getting published!

Mucho emotional action has been occurring behind the scenes since I’ve returned to Australia from the┬áStates.

I thought I was doing a decent job of balancing everything until turning into a pile of moosh last week for a few consecutive days… then I realized something was up.

My day today was spent recalculating… thinking about screenplays and poems… stories and research… There was cooking because that’s what I do when I’m stressed. There were phone calls because sometimes only the closest people you’ve got can convince you ‘You aren’t crazy…’

And then came the email. Continue reading

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