Writing Weekend

Yay it’s the fifth weekend for the month!

I love it when we get an extra weekend for the month. I always have very busy weekends and as I volunteer my time for the Gold Coast Writer’s Association every third Saturday of the month and co-ordinate my The Ten Penners group (which is adults writing for children) every first Saturday of the month. That leaves the second and fourth for writing, which I do get to do sometimes. Sometimes, I drop my daughter at her drama and head home instead of the library to do …heaven forbid…housework! I try not to let it interrupt my writing time but it just screams out for attention.

Anyway, tomorrow I am looking forward to writing. I know my plans have already been interrupted with a visit to my sister, plus a couple of errands, a visit to the first Indy Authors festival, which is being held most of the day at Robina library. Unfortunately, I won’t be there all day but I will get time to support my fellow, local writers, including the talented Jill Smith, who wrote some short children’s stories for our Fan-tas-tic-al Tales, but she excels at Sci Fi drama! Her book Dual Visions is great and the draft I have read of her sequel is even better!

You may notice that my writing time is diminishing but I don’t see it that way. I see it like this…after I drop my daughter off I get to do my errands (import to maintain the order of my life and clear my mind by achieving my productive outcomes for the day). Then pop over to Robina library for the Indy Authors festival, I’ll be watching, listening and learning. Dash back home for hopefully some spring cleaning (more mind clearing) and visit my sister, then pick up daughter. In that time, even though pen has not hit paper I have cleared my mind from the things that niggle to be done, creating a clean mental slate. Then I will interact with like-minded people, absorbing knowledge and getting a buzz of enthusiasm. Hopefully stumbling across some interesting character profiling and taking in real life drama situations. All in all, a great writing day, then when I get home I simply need a bit of time to scratch some ideas and pen a story! Bliss!

Oh and another reason for the spring cleaning is preparation for NaNoWriMo, which is only two days away… I wonder if I will actually make the 50K word count this year?

 

 

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3 responses to “Writing Weekend

  1. Wow, didn’t realize we had an extra weekend this month. Now I really have to get some work done :-p

  2. Marion, Yes the Indie Writers panels and talks by great writers was a great writing day. Cleaning out the mind is an excellent idea. As I’ve joined NaNoWriMo too, I’m going to try and get the first draft of my follow up book to Dual Visions completed. Will be both make the 50K. I hope so. You really are a wonderful inspiration. Faye O’Neill from Gold Coast Writers, who was selling her book there yesterday, said to me ‘I don’t know how you get it all done’. I’ve written twenty book reviews so far this year with more to come. Like you, being busy helps. Lets put our minds in gear and go for the 50k!!!

  3. Marion, How do I add the NaNoWriMo Badge to the main page on my wordpress blog? And how do I get the tally up? Jill

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