On July 31, 2014 I drove away from Sage Hill, a cocoon of creativity to my real life.
Company arrived and my office 342 days of the year became a guest room and my office became a TV table in my laundry room.
I put together a collection of my many published short stories for a writer friend to look at and give me some advice on how to move forward with the stories. I have a desire to have them between two covers rather than all of the anthologies and magazines.
I worked on edits for Moving On still scheduled to be released by Soul Mate Publishing in late September 2014.
I choose the cover for Moving On, A Prairie Romance.
And I worked on edits for a short story for the next edition of Voices, an anthology from the Lake Winnipeg Writers Group.
The company continued on their journey and I moved back into my office to create a blog post for The Romance Studio Blog on August 15, 2014: http://blogs.theromancestudio.info/
I also started back into my walking program. During walking around Wascana Lake alone (instead of my walking partner), I have been listening to “How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams. His book seemed apropos because when attending workshops and working with an editor it can feel at times as if I am failing at this writing business. How could I have worked at it for so long and continue to make mistakes? However, mistakes do provide opportunities, and that is where the last part of the book title also applies “and Still Win Big.”
And just before sleep, I have been re reading Mary Balogh’s A Christmas Promise, I enjoy reading her characters journey into love.
And to end this long blog, yesterday we drove out to visit friends who have a cottage at Last Mountain Regional Park.
Today, is a day for Symphony Under the Sky.