I’ve had a seriously exciting week. Please join me for a retrospective…
First, you should know that I’m recovering from the flu so my energy has been low recently. Afternoon naps have been the order of the day for the last week or so *sigh*
Alrighty! On Sunday, I met a former Romance Divas mentee in the flesh and agreed to a renewed writing relationship. Wow! How cool is that? Someone who has felt the sting of my critique whip has voluntarily returned for more. I think I’m the winner in this encounter. Gwen is an awesome reviewer and brings those skills to her critiques. We’re going to be a productive team.
Next up, I was approached by a local writing group about speaking at one of their monthly gatherings. Whoa! Me? Speaking publicly on the craft of writing? Like someone thinks I know enough to inform others? I’m blown away…and VERY excited! I met the chairwoman yesterday afternoon and we had a delightful conversation. I’ll be presenting to the group in October on the subject of world building *squeee*
And then there were my Adventures in Nursery Land *happy sigh* As you may know, I’m a proud mother of twins. Mine are grown and flown, but one of the members of my weekly writing group is expecting her first child next month. Actually, she’s expecting her first children: identical twin girls! On Saturday, I joined three other members of our writing group at Mom-to-be’s home where we proceeded to empty the nursery, prepare it (removing doors / hardware, masking, protecting floors, etc.), paint it, paint baby furniture, and reassemble the room. Whew! Long, exhausting day, but excellently worthwhile labor. The twins now have a freshly painted room, all done in their mom’s excellent color scheme.
Since the day was spent in the company of writers, even Adventures in Nursery Land counts as writing related, doncha think?
AND to top it all off, I won a signed copy of AMAZON INK from Lori Devoti. Lori recently presented a fabulous workshop on dialogue at Romance Divas, so I was thrilled to be able to read one of her books. WOW! Let me repeat that backwards, “!WOW” Seriously AWESOME book. If you haven’t read it and you enjoy urban fantasy, put it at the top of your TBR pile! AMAZING story line that kept me guessing right to the end…which leaves the characters open to a sequel which I’m praying is coming SOON. WOW!
Okay. That’s it for my week. How was yours?