Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wednesday Scramble

Thursday's Guest...

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?


Laura Eno said...

It is never cheating if the words are there...even if they're still stuck in your head. :) Happy 2011 to you!

Karen Walker said...

Nope, not cheating.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Awesome you're making your goal! And it's not cheating.

Margot Kinberg said...

Patricia - I agree; you are absolutely not cheating at all! I look forward to reading what you've already created :-). And thanks for the "heads up" about those blog posts. I'm going to have to check them out.

Jenny said...

Thanks for the mention, Pat, and for your continuing support of The Writing Bug Blog.

And I'm so glad you explained the chicken! Very funny post.

Now, back to your typing.

Anonymous said...

Not cheating, although if you're not cheating you're not trying.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A very good goal to set yourself, good luck.


Sage Cohen said...

Here's hoping The Productive Writer is good company for your writing life this year! I'll look forward to seeing you over at The Path of Possibility. Happy New Year!

Sylvia Dickey Smith said...

Not cheating, Pat, just creative writing! LOL I've been so long in coming back to your blog. Sorry to have missed your posts. I'll have to catch up!

Sylvia Dickey Smith

A War of Her Own

Rena said...

Good luck with your writing goals!