The holidays have almost come and gone. Pretty soon we’ll be back to work and school. Right now, though, and for the past couple of days, I’ve been enjoying sitting out in our reading room by the fire, reading, and doing a little writing. It’s been wonderful.
The weather has been something else. It’s been a few years since west Michigan has seen this amount of snow. It’s absolutely beautiful. I love when the snow sits heavy on the trees, coating them all in white. Probably by the end of February I’ll be ready for it to leave, but for now, I just want to enjoy it.
Hopefully you too have had some downtime during the craziness of the holiday season.
Here is a review by L. M.: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2182581102
You know your dream of having your book published is getting real when a book store agrees to hold your launch party. The Book Nook & Java Shop in Montague, MI, has graciously agreed to host Lift’s party, and I couldn’t be happier! I’m already working on giveaways and promotional items for it.
I hope to see you there on April 21st.
My niece and I are attending the 2017 Breathe Conference tomorrow, October 6. It will be our first time there, and our first time going to a conference together. We’re excited, a little nervous, and ready to learn.
It will be interesting to be with so many other writers. Writing is a solitary action. Most of us are introverts. I know I prefer small groups to large ones, but sometimes getting out of my comfort zone is good. Getting to talk writing with so many other people will be an amazing experience.
Continuing to learn about the craft of writing is important. I cut my teeth writing reams and reams of fan fiction. Writing for those fandoms helped me learn what to do and not do. I learned (hopefully) how to deal with unflattering reviews. But not everything can be gleaned from just writing. Going to conferences and seminars teaches you new ideas, builds your confidence, and lets you mingle with others who “get” you.
I will post this weekend after the conference and let you know how it went. Have a blessed night, and a wonderful Friday.