So, it’s been a minute since I’ve written a real article here on Puttylike. Life has been a bit of a roller coaster these last few months. I’m okay. I do miss writing to you though, so I thought I’d share an update.
This has been a summer of highs and lows. A family member that I’m very close to was recently diagnosed with cancer. It’s been hard.
I don’t want to share too many details about that, but things are moving forward and they’re generally looking good at this point. Valerie and I are going to be moving to the mid-west in the fall for a few months to help out, which will be a big change in our life–but one I’m very grateful we can make.
So, that’s the rocky part of this summer.
Now I want to share some of the exciting stuff I’ve been working on and I invite you to do the same in the comments!
Project #1: My Television Pilot
The most personally meaningful project I’ve been working on is this television series I’m developing. Just to fill y’all in: I wrote a pilot script for a 30-minute tv show I’m calling Queerdos. It’s a teen drama about a newly out, 15-year-old girl trying to find her way in the queer community. (Not autobiographical at all. ;) )
I’ve been sending my script around to folks in the television industry, getting feedback, making the script stronger, learning more about how the industry works, and even pitching! I went to a television festival last month and had some great meetings.
We’ll see what will come of all that, but I’m feeling really encouraged and motivated. I just feel like this project really matters. Like Queerdos is a show that needs to get made because I think it could help a lot of young people–particularly underrepresented young people–feel seen. That’s my goal (in addition to great storytelling, of course).
Project #2: The Puttylike Redesign
The next big project I’ve been working on is a redesign of this here website! That’s right, after 9 years, Puttylike is getting a new look. I literally sent the designs to my programmer last week and I am extraordinarily pleased with how they turned out.
The new site is going to be clean, functional and beautiful, but with some of that Puttylike personality. It’ll be more “magazine” style. The articles will be easier to read and the site will be easier to navigate. I know there are always some growing pains that come with big changes, but I think you guys are going to love it!
Don’t expect the new design to be up for several more months, though, because migrating our 600+ articles so that they look right is going to be a HUGE project.
Project #3: Everything Conference!
Finally, I’ve been working with Joel and Vanessa to get everything ready for EVERYTHING CONFERENCE!! That’s our multipotentialite meeting of the minds, where 100 of us will convene in Portland, Oregon this September for four days of multipotentialite magic. YASS!!
ETC is just two months away and we’re in the process of finalizing the workshops, which look incredible. If you’re interested in joining us, we still have a handful of tickets left.
So that’s me.
A huge thanks to all of you just for being here. This community is everything.
Your pal and fellow multipotentialite,
I love hearing from you guys. How’s your year/summer going so far? Working on any cool projects these days?