It’s still high summer, but the light is changing and I can see Autumn in the slant of the afternoon sunbeams. It’s been a very contemplative week, and this thought and this picture seem perfect for it.
On the ROW80 front, it’s been a fair week. I got some writing done, including a flash piece that may be something I can edit and submit. I really like it a lot, so I have hopes for it. I didn’t get to as many blogs as I intended, so I need to make that happen in the coming week.
I didn’t get as much writing done as I’d hoped, though. An extremely hot weekend had me down for the count. We’re also house hunting, and we’ve just signed on with a real estate agent so there’s a lot to do with that. I’m getting ready to do a presentation at this year’s Willamette Writers Conference, so that’s taking some time. And today our beloved office dog died very suddenly and unexpectedly, and I am mourning and missing him so much. I know he wasn’t my pet exactly, but I spent all day every work day with him and we were very attached and so it hurts a lot.
I did do one very fun writing thing. On Friday I took an online class with Cat Rambo. This is the third (fourth?) class I’ve taken with her, and I always enjoy them. To me she is a perfect example of a working writer, and I love getting to learn from her. And her classes are always very small (5-8 people), so I always feel like there’s time to ask my questions and really dive in.
I also wrote a blog post about my favorite writing prompt sites, so if you like prompts check it out: 10 Prompt Sites to Rev Up Your Writing. And as I mentioned last week I have a new Facebook group for talking about writing lives, maybe doing some writing together, sharing resources and tips. Here’s a link if you want to join us: Wild Minds Writers
For the coming week:
- Three writing sessions
- Check in on five ROW80 blogs
- Find my notes and handwritten pages for my Mist story because I’m really feeling a pull to get back into that one and finish it
In and amongst house hunting, packing, and other summer activities, I think that’s enough of a list. See you next week!