I am so incredibly grateful that I've been invited to return to Djerassi, a wonderful artist residence in Northern California. I spent four weeks at Djerassi in 2005 and had a wonderfully productive month. It was there I started plotting out the research I needed to do for the new book I'm working on now. Djerassi is located on a stunning piece of land that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. I look forward to the long afternoon walks on the trails. I look forward to the gift of time.
The news came just when I needed that affirmation from the universe of the new work. And then guess what? A couple of days later I found more information about my subject Miss Lala; a couple of days after that I revised the first pages (again) and think I finally have it right!
Alas, the residency isn't until 2013. But what a wonderful lifeline to get the invitation now!