One of the best blog posts for writers I read this week was on Anne R. Allen's Blog. The post is called The 10 Commandments of Highly Productive Professional Writers. In addition to the "you must write and you must write a lot" lessons, there are so many links to follow that one could easily spend a whole day with Anne's post and the excellent places she sends us to be educated, inspired, and motivated.
It has been along time since I missed the Northern Colorado Writers Conference, but I had to give it up this year. As a result, I missed the Friday and Saturday workshops and networking opportunities, as well as the Friday night dinner and the annual creative team's video entertainment. I had two cameo appearances in that video, darn it.
Anyway, I'm hoping that video is eventually posted on the NCW website or You Tube so I can share it here. I look pretty funny behind bars...
Now that my foot and knee problem schedule is all changed, I considered jumping into the 2015 A to Z Blog Challenge at the last minute. And then I reconsidered. I had already opted out, so why not do something different this year.
And that might be Camp NaNoWriMo.
I have two more days to decide.
Of course, there's also the new website/blog going live in April. We'll be migrating the posts from this blog to the new site sometime the week of April 6th. Hopefully that will go without a hitch. Still, I might need a little time for tweaking, adding lists and bio and other stuff.
What the heck. For April and May I have all the time I need to do all those things.
And read. Lots of time to read. I just ordered two more books I didn't need because I had an old gift card to use up. My choices were Mosquitoland, a YA novel by David Arnold and Tides of Maritinia, a sci fi novel by Warren Hammond.
I'm an addict. How else can I explain buying more books when I have hundreds of unread novels and nonfiction books already?
And watch movies. This week I saw Gone Girl and This is Where I Leave You. Spent almost three hours today watching The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. I'm into the new season of House of Cards. And on and on....
And write blog posts. And play on social media. And watch my dear husband do all my chores and serve my meals with good humor while I sit here and take full advantage of the doctor's orders to keep my foot off the floor, preferably elevated on pillows.
It may sound a little boring if your life is super fast-paced these days, but sometimes we want to slow down and can't seem to make it happen. I think I received a gift in an odd and temporarily painful way. There are parts of this "slowdown" I'm enjoying a lot.