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Five Writerly-type Things


This week, aside from working on Waking up Jack Thunder, I have five writerly-type things I’m excited about.


 

#5 Voting to select the short list for the Meager Puddle of Limelight Award: Best Novella or Short Story Title  ends at midnight tonight (US/Eastern), which means I can announce the short list for all three Best Title categories tomorrow.

 

#4 On Tuesday morning, I have my weekly writing group session at a nearby assisted living center. Sure, over the last few meetings it’s pretty much dissolved into an hour-long session of hangman, with me as the ‘quizmaster’, but that’s only because we now have over twenty members. In any case, we have a good laugh.

 

#3 I’ve often wondered what it’s like to be a guest blogger. On Thursday I get to find out, when I’ll be over at my GSHW and New Jersey Authors’ Network friend, [info]damcphail’s place, to talk about why we’re so mean to our main characters.

 

#2 Speaking of The New Jersey Authors' Network, I’ve organized a six-author panel/Q&A at Monmouth County Library (HQ), Manalapan for this coming Saturday afternoon (2:00pm start). 

 

Although I arranged the event, and I’ll be there to heckle provide moral support, I’m not hosting this one. That job’s in the capable hands of my friend and fellow Monmouth Writer, Jim (J.J.) Lair aka [info]searching39

 

If you’re in the area, and decide to stop by, the theme is:

 

The Suspense is Killing Me!
(How Authors Keep You Turning Those Pages)

A six-author panel/Q&A at Monmouth County Library(HQ)
Saturday September 26th 2009 at 2:00pm
Featuring: J.J.Lair (moderator);
Richard Brawer; Marlene Satter; Peggy Ehrhart; Chris Redding and Jeff Markowitz
 

 

#1 As much as I'm looking forward to the above, I'm way more excited about Friday's event  After almost three weeks in England, Senior Management comes home!

 

Now, you might wonder what’s this last one got to do with writing.  The answer is “Everything, silly.  She’s my muse, and I’ve missed her.”

 

How about you?

 

What writerly-type goings on have you got planned for this week?


 

 

 



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peadarog
Sep. 20th, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)
That suspense panel sounds great. Enjoy! Also, hurray for senior management :-)
jongibbs
Sep. 20th, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
Amen to that :)
catephoenix
Sep. 20th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
You are so busy. Enjoy.
jongibbs
Sep. 20th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
It keeps me out of mischief :)
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jongibbs
Sep. 20th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
'...Some roses would be nice, too...'

Yeah, but she never brings them :(
bondo_ba
Sep. 20th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
Yay for number 3! Congrats on that one. I've alwayys wanted to be a guest blogger!
jongibbs
Sep. 20th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
As one of oldest LJ friends, you're welcome to do one here, anytime. If you're serious, send me a message and we'll come up with a subject and date :)
ckastens
Sep. 20th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
Congrats on all the cool writerly news, and the boss coming home! Mine has been traveling as well and will be coming home tonight.
jongibbs
Sep. 20th, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
I trust she'll be home in time to make dinner ;)
ckastens
Sep. 20th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
Nope. That job will be mine still tonight, but i'm thinking takeout. ;)
neonorne
Sep. 21st, 2009 07:50 am (UTC)
Congrats with all the events - sounds like a great week. "Why we are so mean to our main characters' fun theme! Hope you will have the best time Friday!

I don't have any fun writery things coming up this week - not engaged in any groups or seminars. So - it will be only me and my mac - if that stupid story I'm writing will unlock itself and start cooperating with me some more soon.. Have dug up some old fanfics and started to rewrite those instead. Never a good sign.
jongibbs
Sep. 21st, 2009 10:54 am (UTC)
I don't know about you, but when I get stuck on a project, I find focusing on something else for a while helps me a lot. By the time I come back to the original WIP, I've usually got things straightened out in my head, at least enough to allow me to move on.

What sort of fan fiction do you write?
neonorne
Sep. 21st, 2009 10:59 am (UTC)
I know it is sometimes wise to take a break and focus on something else for a while. Let things simmer on the backburner as it were. Sometimes not easy to tell when I'm procrastinating and when I'm just taking a wise break. Not sure at the moment.

I write Sirius Black from the HP books. Kind of a silly fangirl buried in my old heart somewhere, heh.
jongibbs
Sep. 21st, 2009 11:04 am (UTC)
He's a great character :)
neonorne
Sep. 21st, 2009 11:12 am (UTC)
Thanks for your support, lol.
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