Monday, April 30, 2012

This Week

I've waited a year for this.
  • This is the week when I escape my writing cave. I'll shield my eyes from the brightness of the sun and then walk into a room filled with hundreds of strangers.
  • This is the week that replenishes my creative spirit. I'll listen to stories of inspiration and hear the tales of success and publication.
  • This is the week that reminds me that I'm not alone in this writing endeavor. So many others take the same path; I just never see them, as the rest of the year I'm locked away in my fortress.
  • This is the week that confirms I'm a little bit crazy for all the work I do. With success and failure abound, I'll be surrounded by more writing degrees than Publishers Weekly. It's intimidating to think that my work will be compared against theirs. 
  • This is the week that tells me it's worth it. I learned last year that my writing strikes a chord with people; that its lyrical flow and sensual prose encourages curious investigation.
This week, I'll learn new skills. This week, I'll make new friends. This week, I'll discover new books. This week is LDStorymakers. See you there!


  1. We aren't such strangers anymore. But I'm with you, I've been looking forward to this since May! See you there, too!

    1. It's always a good time. Get ready to tweet!

    2. I'm ready!! Should we make sure to reserve tables next to each other again, or should actually sit together for a change?

    3. Together is better. Just a couple days to go!

  2. Have yourself a wonderful time at Storymakers!


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