THINGS I LEARNED:
- Spicy titles do not draw more readers.
- Pancreatitis hurts like a big dog and the pain lingers for days. This is the first morning I haven’t awakened feeling ill. Of course, I have a bill coming.
- Health care woulda been nice.
- Writing is hard.
- Good writing is harder.
- Not all publishing houses are the same.
- There are terrific editors everywhere.
- Writing with a friend is fun. But still hard.
- Growing old has it’s benefits.
- I am not a naturally organized person and therefore when I try to organize it takes me forever.
Kyra and I are giving a presentation in August at the Provo Library (August 22, 2017 at 7 pee em). We’ve written books that are sorta related: Kyra’s novel is REAPER, about a girl who dies and must help three souls pass from life to the other side in order to see her father ho has gone on before her. My book, MESSENGER, is about a teen who’s family (on the matriarchal side) receive Gifts from and for the Dead. Both books are all about family.
All this Dead talk, we should have a party featuring a rollerskating Reaper and Cheri and me singing (Don’t Fear) The Reaper. Oh, wait. That happened at a WIFYR already.
Here are our plans:
Drawings for three people to have their cards read.
Drawings for three creative energy necklaces.
Singing and Dancing. Well, karaoke singing. Songs will include DOA, (Don’t Fear) The Reaper, The Dance and I’m Already There. (Am I the only one excited about this?) (My ex would be super-excited about the country songs.)
Reading and talking and teasing and hopefully a little laughing.
Book signing with books from The King’s English.
AUGUST WRITING CHALLENGE
Rules of engagement announced tomorrow!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
WIFYR 2018 DATES: June 11-15, 2018
check out these songs!
As some of you may know, Carol went to the hospital last week. She’s been pretty sick, which is why she hasn’t posted on the blog the last few days.
Just letting everyone know she’s doing much better now and should be up and running within the next few days.
If you have any writing prompts, advice, book recommendations, or anything else you may want to add, go ahead and leave a comment.
Hello friends, old and new. I have not been around for years, or maybe months but I am so happy to be back. And what a day to be back!! Tonight Carol and I are speaking at the Day-Riverside branch of the Salt Lake City Library at 7 pm. We hope some of you can come and make faces at us or throw tomatoes or peanuts or giant king-sized candy bars or even plane tickets to Hawaii. Please throw plane tickets at us. Please.
Also, Carol and I are nearing the end of a major revision on the book we’ve been working on. Yay!!! I hope so much this book makes its way into the world. It’s been a little bit of a difficult delivery–more difficult than we were expecting but I hope that means it will be worth it.
And finally, I hope you are having a wonderful writing day. I have not been doing a lot of writing myself (except for revision–lovely revision!), but I have been thinking about writing and daydreaming and eating ice cream and mopping the floor and telling kids to stop leaving honey nut Cheerios all over the house and swimming and chasing people and putting clothes in the washing machine and then letting them rot there for several hours and a whole bunch of other things. Which is actually kind of like writing in the long run.
Writing for Charity:
November 4, 2017
More info to come
August Writing Challenge:
A prize or two.
Ending with a dinner together.
More info to come.
Today, it’s just me and computer after two pee em. I plan on writing everyday like Crazy Horses.
No more info to come. But I will let you know what I get accomplished.
(I also plan on doing some organizing stuff around the house, too. I
will let you know if I get anything done. Sure. A list.)
Plus I actually quite loved Fahrenheit 451. I got a copy that had tons of essays written about the novel in the back of the book. As I read I could see this huge rise in tension, but there were so many pages left. How was Bradbury going to pull it off?
Then, accidentally, I saw an essay. End notes. Extra Stuff! Now I understood. This book was beautifully timed. Of course. A terrific read.
And the essays aren’t bad, either.