Will be a surprise (mainly because I didn't schedule anyone into that slot). But...
I Have a Monday Guest for January 10th
I'll be introducing Kathleen Guler, winner of the 2010 Colorado Book Award in Historical Fiction for her novel, A Land Beyond Ravens.
A Special Round of Applause Goes to...
My friend and Northern Colorado Writers member Peter Springberg whose article, Life Changes, is included in the new Chicken Soup for the Soul: Shaping the New You. This excellent Chicken Soup edition came just at the right time for me since I need to shape up!
Peter blogs at "Eat like the Doc does," a great place to visit for solidly researched information on healthy living, diet, and exercise. For anyone who lives in Northern Colorado, Peter will be signing copies of this Chicken Soup edition at Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins this Saturday, January 8th, at 1:00 PM.
And Speaking of Northern Colorado Writers
The NCW Writers Conference is scheduled for March 11-12 in Fort Collins, Colorado. In addition to the awesome presenters, there will be agents taking pitches. Here's your chance to visit a wonderful Northern Colorado town, meet a lot of really nice writers, and soak up the inspiration and motivation a good conference provides. Registration is open.
Two Excellent Blog Posts...
I'd like to recommend Jenny's post at The Writing Bug: Six Impossible Things. Jenny says, "I’ve decided that instead of making resolutions this year, I will believe in six impossible things every day before breakfast." Her list is fun, and it triggered some interesting ideas.
Another post I enjoyed was Sage Cohen's guest appearance at Sheila Deeth's blog: How I Became a Productive Writer - and How You Can, Too. I had just ordered Sage's new book, The Productive Writer, so was most happy to find out she also has an inspirational blog.
Explaining the Chicken
A couple of visitors noticed the chicken that replaced my profile photo. If you click on it, you'll end up at one of my silly posts from last year. It's a bit of fun.
The chicken won't stay long...I'll probably do something else silly next week. It's part of my plan to lighten up and let my inner child come out to play.
That Writing Goal
I set a goal of writing 500 words a day in 2011. I'm pleased to announce I'm now at -2000 words written down on paper (that's minus 2000 words), but that I've written a complete story in my head.
Now I just need to get it typed into Word. Since it will probably come out to about 3,000 words, I can still claim I've met the goal if I start typing today.
What do you think. Is that cheating?