My name is Kiril Kundurazieff, born and raised in southern California, now 6 months relocated to Houston, Texas. I am a writer, blogger and more, for almost 11 years now and that’s nice but, by moving to Houston I am stepping out on faith that boldly tiptoeing into corners of the universe where I’ve never been before is what I was meant to do next with my life, both personal and creative.
The challenges have been many, from remaining unemployed and discovering I have serious health issues with my eyes, to learning new ways to go about my writing, new ways in which to think of myself as a creative artist, new things to learn and new places to look to, or visit, to learn them.
Many people in my situation would give up on the job hunt, freak out over the health issues, be unsure of their ability to change their ways as a writer, learn new things, or go new places where they can meet new people.
I live in a roach infested apartment, a problem which management can’t seem to solve, even after 2 months, but console myself with the thought that at least I have an affordable place to live that is otherwise nice and I will someday be able to relocate to something better.
I will trust in God, and the medical system to get me the treatment I need for the malignant melanoma in my right eye, just as they did to get me the Vitrectomy to fix the left eye issues that led to my discovering the cancer in the right.
Meanwhile, I am tiptoeing forward…Doing things, most of which, I hadn't considered 2 years ago, much less when I took up blogging in 2002..
I will attempt to think out of the box in the job hunt by seeing about work as a writer in the Houston area, even as I look to see if I can somehow parlay 19 years in 1980’s-90’s retail (11 as a manager) into a 21st century career.
I will continue to work on my skills as a writer and welcome doing new things to forward my career, starting with a 6 wk. Writer’s Digest online course in grammar and punctuation that I can barely spare the funds for (It starts this week).
I have been interviewed twice already about my writing (In Ca., several years back and last fall via email for a 4 pt. blog series) and would be open to more. I participated in open mic poetry nights in southern California and am looking to find such venues here in Houston. I have done a pair of guest blog posts recently and would be open to more. I have given presentations in 2 small venues in southern California, several years ago, and recently had a speaker proposal, submitted to Blog Paws, not accepted, but am open to future speaking engagements. I have submitted my first poem for publication and received my first rejection, but am determined to keep submitting.
Even as I struggle to find the time to redesign the looks of my 2 blogs I have taken on the challenge of setting up a writer’s Facebook Page, a Facebook group and a new, related, blog on an unfamiliar blog platform, even as I start to do more tweeting and more with Google Plus and Pinterest.
I have recently attended online live tweetchat and video presentations for the first time, and signed onto Amazon Kindle, a bit of sacrilege for one who loves the look and feel of a good book in my hands to read.
I want to learn how to make a chapbook even an e-book, or 3 (Something more ambitious will present itself if it is meant to be), as I’ve got a decade of material to wade through that will yield plenty worth sharing in such ways.
I want to attend the Blog Paws Pet Blogger Convention in May (Been wanting to since the event first began) but, unable to so far get a sponsor, will have to somehow figure out how to raise $2000 in 2 months so I can do so, when I am struggling to do a simple video about myself, single-handed, with nothing but my little Canon camera to help promote my cause.
I am full of potential, overflowing with creativity, and have spent the past year learning to believe that there is nothing in my heart that I cannot accomplish if I have faith in God and faith and trust in my own abilities to become all that I am meant to be.
I am Kiril Kundurazieff.
I am the Mad Macedonian!
I am 2 opinionated pussycats!
I am the Mad Houstonian!
I am a writer!