Saturday, June 11, 2011

Just Write!

Hello Dearest Readers. I know that, once again, it's been a while since I posted on here. However, I am hopeful that my current adventure will go a long way towards changing that. Oh? What's my current adventure? Well I'm glad you asked.

I am currently participating in a 2 week writing workshop.We're mostly focusing on fiction writing and it's been amazing to be surrounded by people who not only love to write but are great at it! Just in week 1 we've done things like:
  • Work on character profiles 
  • Write in Central Park
  • Meet with an acquisitions editor for a publishing company
  • Sit in Barnes&Noble and use photography books as writing inspiration (This, by the way, is a phenomenal idea! I highly recommend it)
  • Study story stucture
  • Meet with other writers and share feedback
  • Watch various movie that exemplify strong writing and character development 
  • Spend LOTS of time walking around New York City. No exaggeration. We did about 5 miles in ONE day.
  • Ate lots of good food(4 words: Dallas BBQ sticky wings), seen crazy sights(a messenger got pushed off his bike for not apologizing to someone), and laughed harder than should be allowed(more jokes than I could reference here)
I was so nervous when I was traveling to New Jersey for this workshop and now I can't remember why. This journey was just what I needed--a kick in the pants to take my writing more seriously. We're laying the groundwork for writing a novel. That is MAJOR! I can only hope that I keep this momentum up when I return home.

 Well all, that's it for now. I'll be back with a week 2 wrap-up to let you all know how everything worked out. Thanks for reading!!


  1. That's wonderful. I'm glad to see you are having a good time. I find writing for others to be very difficult. I wish you much success in your efforts.

  2. I'm so excited for you that you have this wonderful opportunity! I can't wait to hear about how it works out for you! :)

  3. Thanks so much for the encouragement!! I am so grateful for this opportunity and just trying hard to make the most of it. :-)