Friday, July 12, 2013

Looking for Events in Sacramento?

So... what's been up with me?  Camp nano--over halfway through my project.  That feels really good, by the way.  And... just in case anyone is in Sacramento this month, I thought I'd mention some of the events that will be going down at my work.

The California State Fair is kicking off, and we will be working with the group running the authors' booth. This is really exciting for me.  Anyone who may have seen my posts from a few years ago might see that, aside from writing, generating and being a part of a writing community is one of the things that makes me very happy and excited.  I guess that comes with the territory.

So, naturally, I love my job. Surrounded by books, with the opportunity to speak with readers and other writers, anywhere from the aspiring to highly accomplished--how could I not love it?

I will be expanding on the events that will be taking place this month on the blog here.    

If you are up for the fair, stop on in!  Say hi :)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Camp Nano

So, I seem to remember my blog for this event every month.  Working on building up other posts as well.  What is this event? It is the Insecure Writer's Support Group, hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh. All posts can be found here. 

We share our goals and insecurities once a month, as well as successes.  

I maintained writing far more continually this past month than I have in a good while.  I came within 8 scenes of finishing a project and then my brain bailed on me.  Or perhaps it was will power.  

Anyhow, I'm fairly certain I will get to finishing it in August.  

In the duration, I signed up for camp nano.  Am I masochist? I have discussed in previous posts that my greatest insecurity of the past few years has been finishing a project.  A novel.  I came within 8 scenes and stopped not even a full month ago and now I'm committing myself to something new and different, and meant to be written from beginning to completion in a month. 

Not only that, but because of work and a few complications, I hadn't gotten around to really starting it until last night.   

On the flip side, I guess it's an accomplishment.  I just keep going.  *cue Ellen Degeneres as Dory* "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming."

But I am.  

And if I must say so, I feel the project is off to a good start.  Yes, it might be that honeymoon phase where it's hard to see the flaws in my own work, but... whatever.  It's going.  An it is't bad. Yet.