Thursday, 19 May 2016

Writing, Writing Everywhere and Not a Blog Post in Sight...

I have been writing up a storm over the past five months.

In January I booked a little cottage at a retreat center. I arrived on Thursday night with everything I needed to spend two full days writing, revising and painting in solitude. I emerged late Sunday morning exhilarated and refreshed.

In March I joined Firefly Creative Writing for their Winterfire retreat. I arrived Friday to embrace the nurturing environment for our writing. I left Sunday afternoon with a full heart and ten new writerly friends.

Winterfire provided just the spark I needed to return writing to my daily life, and my pen dances with joy in my journal once more.

In April I participated in my first Camp NaNoWriMo, and completed 50,000 words in a free writing style first draft of a memoir about pregnancy loss.

In May, I booked a little cottage on the edge of a little lake. I arrived Friday night too tired to work, then spent all day Saturday revising a novel draft.  When I got home, I made my first submission to a potential agent.

Yes, I have been writing up a storm these past five months.  Just not here...

Next steps include making the effort to revive my blog.  Just as my journals provide a record of my growth as a person, I hope this blog will track my development as a writer.  I expect there will be more blips and plateaus, so my mantra is "Progress, not perfection."  It works with personal maturation as well as evolution as a writer!

See you soon!