Crazy Meta Tag Mania!

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I’ve written a crazy long list of possible meta tags for my soon-to-be-released novel, The Erenwine Agenda. Feels like building the base of a good stew, creating a yummy dessert. Rich chocolate. You get the idea. Makes me happy to see it so I thought I’d share. It’s like a reflection back on the past five years of research-writing-editing. 🙂

AMC, animism, Appalachian Mountain Club, AT, ATC, Appalachian Trail, appreciation, architect, architecture, architectural design, architectural intern, Architectural Registration Exam, ARE, asbestos, Avalonian Arc, Binghamton, Boerum Hill, Brecon, Brooklyn, cli-fi, climate change fiction, contemporary fiction, Democratic politics, design, drawing, dreams, East Stroudsberg, Easter Island, eco-fiction, election, energy, environment, environmentalism, environmental love story, EPA, flooding, flood maps, Flower District, fossil fuel, fracking, geodesign, geothermal energy, Glamorgan, global warming, Gowanus Canal, Green politics, Hamilton Heights, heart math, heroine, Highline, hiking, Hudson, Hungarian Pastry Shop, Hurricane Sandy, hydraulic fracturing, historic restoration, hunting, IDP, Intern Development Program, internship, land, leases, Libertarian politics, LNG, love, Manhattan, Marcellus, Marcellus Formation, Marcellus Shale, Meadowlands, meditation, mesothelioma, methylene chloride, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mount Willard, Moultonborough, natural gas, natural resources, Nezuntoz, New York City, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York State, NJ Transit, non-renewable energy, Occupy, Occupy Sandy, OSHA, Papua New Guinea, Pennsylvania, petroleum geologist, Philadelphia, Pussy Riot, Quakertown, quilts, Rapa Nui, Reiki, religion, renewable energy, Republican politics, prayer, Rockaway, romantic elements, roses, Scranton, Secretary of the Interior Standards, SEPTA, shale, shale gas, silk, slate, storm surge modeling, storytelling, straphangers, Superstorm Sandy, sustainable design, sustainability, tea, terrain modeling, tetrachloroethylene, Upper West Side, urban fiction, Usk, visionary fiction, voting, Wales, water, water levels, water line, whales, WIA, women in architecture

Stay tuned for more!

-Maia

www.maiakumarigilman.com

 

What’s Working Well?

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What’s working well?
This has been coming up a lot lately.
I just answered a similar question on the Facebook page of the lovely Kate Northrup and found it helpful to think about, so I am sharing my answer here, too. Partly to shine a light on her good work and also to hold myself accountable. Here is my answer:
“I came up with 4 things for 4 areas of my life, where 20% (or less, really) result in 80% of results:
1. Work: give clients 3 graphic options to choose from (I’m an architect by profession);
2. Creative (I’m a writer too): lay out my morning writing project material the night before;
3. Household/Kids: plan the night before…!;
4. Personal: stick with my sacred 15 min meditation + 30 min sun salutations every morning before anyone else in the household is awake.
Super payoffs!”
What’s working well in your world?
Maia
p.s. The image above is from organizational work on my about-to-be published novel, with thanks to Stuart Horwitz and his amazing book-plotting method called Book Architecture.
p.p.s. Posting this from sheer appreciation and nothing else.