Like most writers I can feel stressed out, from time to time, luckily for me, I have my friends at the Insecure Writers Support Group. #IWSG
The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Whether you need a shoulder to cry on or you have some great advice you would like to share, no matter where you are in your writing journey, you are welcome to join us.
December is one of my favorite and one of my least favorite months. I just got back into the swing of writing each day after my summer laze fest and here come the holidays threatening to slow me down again. I cannot let it happen not this year.
Aside from all of the, holiday goings on this is the time of year that writers need to choose what conferences, workshops, retreats, expo’s etc. that we might like to attend, next year. I think I will keep it simple this year and stick with the three that are closest to my home. The Philadelphia Writers Conference is one of the oldest and I think one of the best. This year it is June 7-9. The other two I have never attended but always wanted to are the Philadelphia Christian Writer’s Conference and the other is in Wildwood, N.J. I am going to make an effort to get to those this year too.
I found this great site with a pretty good listing of 2013-2014 events. It is her post from October 5. If you have not been to a conference I highly recommend you make an effort to get to one. It can do wonders for your writing and your spirit.
Have you attended a conference? Do you have a favorite? Is anyone planning on going to the Philadelphia Conference this year?
Happy Holidays to You, See you next year!
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I was given the number 11, which happens to be my lucky number by a lovely friend…
So here it goes, 11 things you may not know about me:
1) I spend as much time as I can on a Harley Davidson. I prefer riding with my husband but can ride on my own too. We go to bikeweek (March) and biketoberfest (October) in Daytona Beach every year.
Goldie Hawn/ the Hawn Foundation/ Mind UP
Academy Award winning actress, producer, author, child advocate and philanthropist, Goldie Hawn started Mind UP. Mind UP equips children, educators and parents with vital skills that will help them increase focus, improve academic performance, reduce stress and gain emotional resilience and optimism. It is the signature initiative of the Hawn Foundation and currently serves children on five continents with positive reviews.
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Last weekend I went to North Carolina to bring my friend Tina home. Tina has been down there for four months taking care of our friend Joelle who is battling cancer. On Saturday night, Joelle’s church, New Horizons in Durham was hosting a concert/fundraiser for her. Actually five churches from the Durham area came together as one, in support of Joelle. It was beautiful.
So many of you have been praying, sending healing thoughts for and asking me what you can possibly do to help my friend Joelle and her family.
I often wondered why our God gives some of us heavier crosses to bare than he gives others’. Joelle is one such person. She has lost loved ones to violence and illnesses. Refusing to allow herself to be stuck in sorrow, she continued to be supportive and to stand by her friends, family, church, community and even complete strangers.
Welcome to November, everyone and how nice it arrived on a Friday! Personally, I still want July back. That does not help with my goal of living in the moment. I need to work on that.
On most Fridays, I am visiting, reading and commenting on the blogs of some of the best virtual friends a blogger could ever have. The little group is called Friday Fragments and it was started by the oh so lovely Mrs. 4444.
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Sean O’Brien writes about Philadelphia sports. I love Philadelphia sports. That is how I first met him, virtually. I was surprised when I found out he wrote a children’s book and even more surprised when I found out the topic of the book. Sean is one of the good guys. I hope you enjoy getting to know him as much as I have.
Thanks to my friend Doreen for allowing me to write a guest blog post about my new illustrated children’s book Maddie: Teaching Tolerance with a Smile.
I have been trying to get back to reality for two days now. I think Friday Fragments will do the trick. I’ve been traveling and I took a lot of notes. If you have some stuff you would like to get off your mind please feel free to join us. You can find all of the information you need here:
Right before we left for Florida I found out my book was one of the top one-hundred items at Walmart. It was number four to be exact. That news inspired me to get a lot of editing done while I was away.
I have no idea how many #Friday Fragment’s posts I‘ve shared. I know it is more than three years worth because I remember sharing about my youngest granddaughter’s birth and she turned three in June.
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