Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Still alive... barely

So, I've been sick. Not for the entire two and a half weeks since I last posted, but it's a good excuse right? This won't be a long post but a quick update. I've been working on my writing. I'm heading to the Pikes Peak Writer's Conference this week and I'm really excited about it. I hope that I get a lot of great feedback on my novel and get to meet some new people! Should be fun.

I've been reading Brenda Ueland's If You Want to Write, loving it so far. I'm also reading Portrait of a Lady for my 100 Books Project. Didn't get very far in that one before Coelho's latest, The Winner Stands Alone, showed up for me to review. So... hopefully I'll have some reviews soon. :)

In knitting news... well, not much actually. I'm working on a project for a friend. I don't think she reads this blog, but just in case, I'm going to keep it stealth. It should be cute though.

And panicking, yep good dose of that. I'm still trying to figure out what I'm doing for work next year. I have a job teaching 6th grade Language Arts if I want it, but it's full time. So, I'm waiting around to see if any half time jobs come up that I might like better.

At any rate- I'll try to blog more about the conference when I get there. Also, I have a website going live soon. It will really only link you back here- but I'm increasing my web presence. Building that ever-important platform. :)


  1. Hi
    I hope you're feeling better. I don't agree being sick is a 'good' reason for being off the blog. Going on holiday would be a 'good' reason! I'm looking forward to reading about the conference on your website. I'm very impressed! I know that, as a writer, one should have a web presence, but I don't know how to set up a website, haven't the time to research it and can't afford to pay someone else to do it for me. I'm a full time teacher and you're right, it is difficult finding time to write, especially now my first book's coming out soon and I'm having to spend time on promotion. Talking of which... please check out my blog for details of my Virtual Book Launch. As a member of the book book blog, you're more than welcome.

  2. ps You mentioned panicking. Review copies of my book have been sent out and yes, I'm panicking!

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  4. Good luck at the conference! Here's a list of conference to do. It's not for writers, but it's good stuff. Of course, it leaves out the trying on your outfit for family, shoe A or B, with jacket or without, that kind of stuff, but it helps get mentally ready.
    But if you do panic and forget what your name is and what you're doing, just stand tall and smile.
    Have fun!



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