dear Patronauts and all,
I am delighted to share the launch of Ten Year Project, a new generative daily practice that I'm starting today in tandem with starting to take Tamoxifen (a medication for breast cancer treatment and prevention)! for now, Ten Year Project mainly will be shared on a new Facebook page that I started, plus my personal Instagram and Twitter accounts using the hashtag #tenyearproject.
Ten Year Project is not "about" cancer (I'm actually looking forward to moving away from that subject pretty quickly here), but it does emerge from contemplating the reality of taking a medication daily for a full decade, which is the current recommendation in my case. of course, it's possible this recommendation will change, based on how my body responds and how medical research unfolds in the coming years. hence accordingly, I'm starting this project as a writing practice, but giving myself permission to let the form change over time. for now, it's starting small: I'm just writing a ten-word sentence every day. check out those social media links above to follow along, or stay tuned here for periodic compilations (maybe evolutions) of this material.
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for everyone, please note: I'm charging patrons for the launch of this project today and possibly for major milestones in the future, but annually at most - to be clear, I will NOT charge for each daily post!
with many thanks for all that you make possible,
PROJECT UPDATE - 11/19/18 was the first day that I completely missed writing my sentence! Hence I marked the date with a blank page, and am tweaking the practice a tiny bit moving forward - shifting to a ten word phrase (i.e. not necessarily a complete sentence).
PROJECT UPDATE - 7/29/19 was the second time that I missed writing my sentence! I again marked the date with a blank page and tweaked the practice, this time adding a new parameter that I’m no longer allowed to use the words “it” or “just” (which, I’ve been noticing, have been coming up a lot in this little practice for some reason).
PROJECT UPDATE - the full set of posts from Ten Year Project - Year One (8/14/18 - 8/13/19) is now compiled in one place for easy perusal! click here to check it out
PROJECT UPDATE - 1/9/20 was the third time that I missed writing my sentence! I again marked the date with a blank page and tweaked the practice, this time adding a new parameter that I'm not longer allowed to use the word “and.”