Sunday, February 23, 2014

Feeding my Writer’s Soul

You ever have one of those months when you’re looking forward to something and it just takes forever to get here? 

It’s definitely been one of those months for me.

The month of February is almost over and while this month has been a satisfying one for my writer’s soul, this next week is one I’ve eagerly been waiting for.  It’s already been a busy month, and very productive too as I continue to work on my third mystery book and after I published my latest short story 1313 Psycho Path and entered Best Kept Secrets into the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest.  I’ve also continued with daily readings to learn more about the craft and about branding but this next week will add a real boost to what I’ve been learning and it should also lend a hand towards the inspiration I’m always on the lookout for.

So what’s in store for me this week?

First, I’m looking forward to an online conference that occurs from Tuesday through Thursday.  Last year the speakers had an amazing amount of content they covered and it was all very useful information, full of motivation, as well as many tips about the trade of writing, publishing and marketing.  I look forward to another great conference dedicated to indie publishing and all the information other established authors are willing to share.

Second, I’m planning to attend a book signing of New York Times bestselling author, J.A. Jance.  Our state is one of the few on her Moving Target tour and I’m happy for the opportunity to finally take part in such an event with someone who has done so well with their writing career.  I’m also pleased Jance did not limit her appearances to only one major metropolis in our state, making it easier for me to find a date and time that works with my own schedule. 

And last, but certainly not least, there’s the AWP Bookfair in Seattle.  I’ve never attended such an event but from what I’ve read about it so far, I have to be prepared for the fact that it will be overwhelming.  Regardless of how much my head will be spinning during and after the event, I look forward to taking part in this experience, especially since the event moves around from state to state every year and this may be my only chance to see what’s it’s all about. 

So I’m gearing up for an eventful and fulfilling week, full of new experiences, while I gain knowledge from those in the know and soak up all sorts of motivation to feed my writer’s soul.   I’ll be back next weekend with my thoughts about the events. 

Have a great week! 

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