I'm happy to introduce to you all the Writing Circle Divas! These crazy, beautiful ladies are also known as Miami Diva, Cousin Irish Jo, Diva Emo, Chinatown Spice, Diva Amber, and North Carolina Spice. They are my comrades in the writing life, Toyama style!
This Writing Circle was spearheaded by the Miami Diva who writes interesting tales based on her experiences. Cousin Irish Jo was down with the Writing Circle from the very beginning after our writing twosome which held grand publishing plans exploded and escaped into blogland. Chinatown Spice was also down being a "real" writer with a M.F.A. degree (We still love you!). Diva Amber and North Carolina Spice were also up for baring their souls in the mask of fiction. Therefore a magic six-some was born early in our meetings. Finally, the missing piece of the circle arrived when Diva Emo made it to a few meetings bringing home-baked bread.
These Writing Divas are a very eclectic and talented bunch. Here are my very public predictions for their future.
North Carolina Spice will rise into the Ivy League academic ranks, earn her a doctorate degree, get tenure at N.Y.U. and write fabulous fiction on the side.
The Miami Diva will self-publish her project. She will sell 5,000 copies through her own business and market accrue. The Miami Diva will come to the attention of a well-regarded literary agent who will sale her book to a Random House for a 6-figure advance.
Cousin Irish Jo will publish a novel every year for the next 4 years beginning in 2007. In 2011, she will be awarded the Booker Prize fiction. She will buy a second home on the continent living with her lover Jean-Luc.
Diva Amber will return to the Midwest in summer 2006. She will write a screenplay about the adventures of a young woman working and living in East Asia. However, in this story the protagonist will get lots of sex. Diva Amber will go to Hollywood and sell her screenplay for six-figures. She will also get the right to direct her own film.
Chinatown Spice will finish two novels in the winter of 2006. She will publish an experimental novel about a crazy relationship with the best sex scenes ever written in modern American literature. The New York Times will praise her. Her first novel will be a acclaimed best-seller. She will get a teaching position at Columbia University's Writing program. And she'll leave Chinatown behind to become Upper West Side Spice.
Diva Emo will finally leave Japan in 2008 after attending Japanese-famous natural/organic architecture/design school in Toyama-ken. She will leave Japan basking in the wealth of knowledge she has learned, fluent Japanese language skills, and a fiery love affair with Masahiro. Diva Emo will return to Colorado, USA to open her own organic architecture firm with her new lover Mr. Yoshi Stevenson.
As for me, I have no prediction for my prospects. I do plan to win a Pulitzer prize for fiction or non-fiction. I'm also going to get myself a European Union passport probably through marriage. I'm also having a child by the name of Grace, Daniel, or Sanjay.