For my writer friends: I added 2,471 words to my novel yesterday. I accomplished that in 3.5 hours. Even I am impressed. I'm running late getting started today, so won't do quite as well. I am on schedule, however, to finish this first draft on Sunday.
Sandi Ault's New Release: Wild Penance
One of my favorite Colorado authors, Sandi Ault, is celebrating the release of her fourth novel in the Jamaica Wild (Bureau of Land Management Agent) mystery series, Wild Penance.
"Bureau of Land Management agent Jamaica Wild has always been fascinated by Los Penitentes, a secret, ancient religious group that reenacts Jesus' crucifixion and practices excessive penance. And a recent, dramatic death she witnesses in the Gorge seems to be part of their rituals. But a haunted priest warns Jamaica not to investigate too closely."
I hope to attend her signing when she appears at Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins, Colorado on Saturday, February 13th at noon.
Walking in This World: The Practical Art of Creativity
Julia Cameron is best known for her famous morning pages from The Artist's Way. Walking in the World, published in 2003, also includes outstanding observations and tasks. I'm looking at Week 7 first (is that cheating?) because it's called "Discovering a Sense of Momentum" and discusses how we get things done ("Easy Does It, but Do It: Flow").
Since I'm headed into a busy two months with an out-of-control To Do List, I think I need that Week 7 chapter right now.
A Quote for Everyone
"And the day came when the risk [it took] to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."