I should be working on something fiction-y, something I don’t do very well. I have challenged myself to enter a fiction contest just to see if I can do it. What’s the worst that can happen? They’ll simply not respond at all, toss over the slush pile and into the “and she thinks she’s a writer” pile. I’ll live, mainly because I won’t really know what happened.
Today I attended a meeting of the NoVa Writer’s Group. They meet once a month at various libraries in northern Virginia. I can’t decide if I am encouraged or intimidated. There were about 15 people there. After a very organized portion of the meeting including recaps, membership dues, contest information and educational opportunities we finished the meeting by allowing several members to read from their work. Wow.
I heard flash fiction, screenplays, memoir, poetry and portions of a gentleman’s novel. At the very end, several of the member/authors had their books available for purchase. A few women mentioned that their books are available on Amazon for Kindle! Will I ever get there?
My must do and should do’s are out-doing me again. I am making all of my loves into stress fractures. And I know from the bottom of my heart, and I’ve said this 100 times, my heavenly Father is the one getting slighted the most. Consequently everything, and I mean EVERYTHING suffers in proportion to my distraction from Him.
He is so good, though, He continues to bless me.
We had such a warm, lovely, crazy windy day today. I felt like I was home in tornado alley.
Brave and I made a run to the dog park and were thrilled to find our best friends had just arrived as well.
I am actually looking in the mirror and loving my body, it’s almost scary.
Patrick is putting together the guest bed – in preparation for Rachelle’s arrival in March!
Tomorrow is Sunday, a chance to worship and sing and get back on track.
Tonight we are going to watch Prison Break, just hubby, pets and me and we have the windows open!
I managed to stay on budget all week-long. Budgeting, that’s another story.
I’ve been trusted with the role of editor for the South Run RECenter’s newsletter!
I learned a ton at the writer’s group. I have ideas and assignments, a new writing partner and a place to write.
Now, I just need to release the pressure to perform and enjoy the process.