As I glance out the window at the cloudy skies, I’m grateful that the extreme heat of the summer is coming to an end. We’re still in the mid 20’sC (mid 70’s F) which, for me, is a perfect temperature. The hot dry, smokey summer has been stressful in seeing so much fire devastation and truthfully, I’m just fine with summer coming to an end.
This last week has been focused on writing, reading, and prepping for the Wine Country Writers’ Festival (WCWF).
As far as writing goes, there’s always my blog. While it takes time, it’s something that I so enjoy doing. Sometimes it’s my sounding board to rant or whine, other times it’s a teaching place, or a platform to tell people to go give your head a frikken shake –but no matter what, it’s for the joy of creating and presenting.
Here are the blogs from last week. Make sure you check them all out.
This week there was also the WWW Wednesday see it HERE. Always fun and light. And, a shared blog from Norma J. Hill about Editing. I would recommend you check out her entire series on the editing process. Click HERE to read.
This week was also a time to complete edits and changes to a contemporary novel that I’ve written. It’s almost there. One last rewrite.
Lots to do.
I did enter a short story into a contest. Meh, who knows. The contest only has one main winner which is not something that I’d normally go for but the entry fee was low… so we’ll see. Not holding my breath as all it takes is the judge to like another just a little bit more. Sigh.
This week gets us closer and closer to the Wine Country Writers’ Festival. This year we’re virtual and the schedule for FREE Saturday writing workshops was just made public. The link is below.
The great thing about this Festival (beside the fact that yours truly is running it with just one other person) is that there’s something for everyone. There are classes on marketing and editing as well as how to write a good story, poem, or flash fiction. There are also add-ons like blue pencil edit sessions, pitches, and socials.
Check it out.
Hi everyone. I know you want to plan your time so here are the schedules for Friday September 24 and Saturday September 25. While the times are all in place there could be some shifting of workshops as we get closer to the event. Friday September 24 will begin at 2:30 PM PST On Friday, […]The Schedule is Here… — Wine Country Writers’ Festival
You know, before Covid made its rude entrance in 2020, my husband and I had many plans to travel and explore the world. Well, that didn’t work very well as restrictions grew along with infection rates and all the rest of it. I feel like I’ve been home now for so long that I believe the world’s moved along with out me, even though I know it hasn’t.
So, hubby and I decided to stay within Canada this year and take a fall trip to the eastern part of the country. We have no idea what we’ll meet or experience but the air will be different and I’m quite content to remain independent while hopefully seeing some new things.
I’ll let you know as the plans progress or cease. If we’ve learned anything in the last year and a half, is that things can, and do, change quickly.
Have an awesome weekend.
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