Thursday, December 29, 2011

My New Year's Resolution

You may have noticed that I haven't posted in a while. I'm afraid I've been feeling rather uninspired. I'm in a rut.

Those of you who know me probably aren't shocked by this news. Having written four books in four years, I've spent way too much time in front of my computer. I haven't been reading strange books. (In fact, I haven't been reading much of anything lately!) I've stopped exploring the city I love so much. I haven't been sampling strange foods or learning "useful" new skills. I've been typing. And typing. And typing.

Don't get me wrong--I've been having a blast. My latest books (The Darkness Dwellers and my "secret project") are the best novels I've written. But I've emptied my heart and my brain, and now they both need to be filled.

So here's my New Year's Resolution . . . I'm going to make 2012 my year of ADVENTURE. Every Sunday, I'll set out in search of inspiration. I'm going to go new places. Eat strange things. Do things I wouldn't normally do. And I'm going to write about it here. Heck, I'm even going to TWEET about it! (Look for Bank St. Irregular on Twitter.)

I encourage all of you to join my quest to re-discover the weird and the wonderful. If you find adventure--and you'd like to share the experience with the Bank St. Irregular readers, just send an email to!

And if you have any suggestions for me, send those, too! Weird books to read. Unusual places to visit. Tasty invertebrates to consume. Whatever you recommend, I'll try my best to give it a shot!

This Sunday, I'm going to take a trip to the vile, polluted, yet oddly scenic Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. I've read that there are houseboats floating on this incredibly toxic body of water. Who would want to live surrounded by raw sewage? Some pretty interesting folks, that's for sure. And I can't help but think that the Gowanus Canal might be the perfect place to hide out if you're on the run from the law--or the seven delinquent girl geniuses who keep New York safe.


Kitty said...

It's okay, everyone has those times when they just aren't themselves ): I hope you have a great adventure year in 2012 though!

I'll definitely email you any adventurous info I come across :D

Ju L said...

This is amazing! I hope you have great adventures in 2012!

Michela H said...

Have fun! When will The Darkness Dwellers come out? Thank you and happy adventuring!

Secretly Unanonymous said...

Do you think you could post about what books you're reading? And how you find all your weird-and-wonderful facts and articles?

Secretly Unanonymous said...

Have fun! what is your secret project called? The Secret Project?

Anonymous said...

Dear Kirsten:

I already emailed you a list. I'll follow up with some more books to read and adventures to share when I can dream up some.

Robert in San Diego

Anonymous said...

That's a great New Year's Resolution! I may have some things to share! Happy New Years!

Erin_Flight said...

Thats really awesome for you, I hope you go to some really interesting places.
You know, on hiking trails in the middle of nature in the most normal of cities you can see the weirdest things, caves that aren't on maps, waterfalls, hidden glens, deer and lots of other stuff.
If your travels ever find you in an area that is surrounded by woods or desert or mountains even if it isn't famous you should see what hiking trails are around.

Isobel said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! have fun with ur adventures, it sounds really fun :D

Anonymous said...

I think it would be cool if you wrote a book or something about your adventures

TicTac said...

wait wait wait wait wait wait wait. when is DD coming out? ahhhh if i missed it im jumping off a bridge...into a swallow pool of water...but still! XD

Anonymous said...

Reader Digest has an old book called "Strange Stories, Amazing Facts.
I strongly encourage you to read it if you havn't already done so.
It's mid 1970's, if you can't find it I woild be happy to mail it to you.
I love your books, I have since I was thirteen.
It would be so kick ass to read another!
Happy Hunting ;)