First, after much waffling over it, I finally decided to attend the local NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Kickoff party in Lansing, MI. Many of you know I keep a third shift schedule, so attending an early afternoon event isn’t something I’m really thrilled about.
But it was so worth it! I had the opportunity to listen to fantasy author Jim C. Hines talk about…writing. Funny guy.
I also had the opportunity to see that there are a whole lot more writers in the area than I realized, and am going to actively work to seek out a group that meets regularly. One that’s not too far from home. I hope.
The second nice thing is this… There was an email waiting for me from Morgen Bailey. She’s rerunning my interview (the link is no longer valid) from May, if anyone missed it and/or is interested in reading it.
And now, since this isn’t a regular day for me to be posting, and since driving to Lansing on not enough sleep made me even more tired than I was, I think I may take a Sunday afternoon nap. And if I get in there quick, its still will be afternoon.
Glad to hear you had fun at the event. How did I not know you were in Michigan? I’m actually less than 3 hours from Lansing, just across the Ontario border.
That’s not very far away. Maybe, if there’s ever a decent writing event somewhere in between, we’ll run into one another. I was considering a NaNo event in Bay City sometime this month, but I just can’t see four hours of driving, on top of a few hours of writing…all in one day. 🙂
That’s great that you found so many writers in your area. I hope you make some good connections.
Thanks, Debra. I do, too. Being with other writers, both online and off, is SO motivating. And I need to start getting more books written! 🙂