Today I’m writing to remind you to put your name into the draw for Melanie Florence’s book, Missing Nimâmâ. Even if you think it would not interest you because of … whatever reason … please enter the draw and in that way be supportive of authors. If you are the winner you have a book to donate to an elementary school library or your local public library. It really is a beautiful book.
Read my review of Missing Nimâmâ.
Read my interview with Melanie Florence and enter the draw.
On another note …
As you know, I joined the 12×12 challenge again this year. (I participated in its initial year – 2012 – and again in 2016.) The challenge is to write a new story draft each month, and do a revision of a draft each month. Amazingly, so far I have kept up with writing new drafts, and, although my revisions have been less than five to date, I should be able to remedy that this month. My problem is that when I sit down to work on a revision of a previously written story I come up with a totally new one! What’s up with that?
As you can see on my main page here, I am a member of Inscribe. This month I accepted the challenge of writing a 500-word story, everything included (title, any scripture used, and so on) using a prompt assigned to me. I have until midnight (actually, it’s 1:00 AM for me but I hope to be sleeping long before that!) of May 12 to send in my submission, and so far I have ideas written down which I have yet to work into a sensible story. This is not for picture books.
Another writing opportunity was offered me which I have been mulling over, but as yet I’m not settled on anything for it. Maybe the time isn’t right yet.
Last weekend I visited a local independent bookstore and met two local authors. It was an all-day event with several authors taking different times of the day to meet with people and chat up books they like. Following that I enjoyed an early lunch with another writer friend, after which we attended an information session put on by WFNS (Writers Federation of Nova Scotia, of which I’m a member). During it I learned that I have absorbed more knowledge than I’d been aware I knew! Most of the information given us I have learned over the past few years, much of it through 12×12 and its extensions. It’s encouraging to realize I’m actually taking it in when I often feel it’s zooming right past me.
On yet another note …
Author Laura Best has a third middle grade novel just released! Cammie Takes Flight. I was excited to recently receive an invitation to her May 13 book launch which I hope to be able to attend. I appreciate paper invitations – helps me remember better in my jumbled up life. 🙂 Of course, you know this means another book review coming up eventually. (I have several books in queue now to be read and reviewed.)
That’s it for this time. I’ll leave you with these words by Stephen King, “If you want to be a writer you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”
What have you read lately? And/or what writing project are you working on?
Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂
If you do get to Laura Best´s book launch, please give her a hug from me! I so wish I could be there, but will be there in spirit. I am working on Amanda´s 7th adventure, Amanda in Holland! Only just started.
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I certainly will, Darlene, which means I get to hug her twice – once for you and once for myself. 🙂 I’m hope, hope, hoping to be able to get there; her turnout is always amazing.
Congrats on Amanda’s 7th adventure! I love Holland; it’s a little country full of beauty and such narrow streets in their towns that everyone on the tour bus was holding their breath. My sister and I were there with Dad and discovered how much the Dutch love Canadians – especially our war vets who liberated them so long ago!
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And that will be worked into the story!
Excellent! I look forward to reading this new adventure.