Monday, 23 January 2017

Weekly Update: January 15 to 21

Weekly word count: 1700 words

Not the 4000 I was hoping for but life was not as writing friendly as I would have liked.  But I did clear out my schedule of some commitments which were overdue.  

Last weekend was the monthly ORWA (Ottawa Romance Writers' Association) meeting.  It was a small group due to the weather and holidays, but I always find it's worth the effort to make myself go.  It may seem like a small thing, but talking with other writers prompts me to get myself in gear.  It reminds me of what my hopes are for my career (rather than focusing on my fears) and just seems to get my brain sparking again for coming up with new stories.

This month was brainstorming.  I like being part of brainstorming groups.  It pushes me to think past my first instincts and go outside the box.  Which in turn helps me when thinking about my own plots.  We came up with some interesting suggestions for fellow ORWAns Lucy Farago and Mandy Rosko's upcoming books.  I've volunteered to start doing recap posts of the meetings for our website.

I also signed up for Limestone Genre Expo in Kingston in June.  I'm still trying to get in touch with the folk from Ad Astra to see about registering with them for May but I'm having trouble getting a response.  So far, that's two conferences confirmed: Limestone in June and Can-Con in October.  I'm also waiting for a reply from Prose in the Park, here in Ottawa.  

2017 is coming together.   Can't wait to see how it all works out.

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