Day 2: Author Blog Challenge
I have been a perpetual student 90% of my adult life. Even after finishing my MBA in Business Communication, I still yearned for more! I had taken one ICL course while I was still in snail mail mode. I had a few articles published and was finally getting my writing groove on. Then I lost my groove and started using my time for other things instead. Once I got out of the habit of writing daily, I couldn’t get back into it.
So, I took another ICL course and started writing again. I had my hopes set on publishing a non-fiction book about guinea hens. I sent a few pitch letters and never heard back from anyone. I had received rejection letters before, but not hearing at all was worse. So, once again, I lost my groove.
Until I met up with some aspiring writers at the local library. We formed the White Mountain Writer’s Group and met once a month. I wasn’t writing a tremendous amount, but at least it was better than no writing at all. I mostly set up power point presentations to help other writers out with all the problems I had when I started. We worked on writing prompts, time management, publishing options, resources for writers and more. My son even did a part in one meeting. He taught everyone how to write a Haiku then had the group each write on with words he suggested for each line. Unfortunately, our group slowed down over the last 6 months.
Last summer I had the pleasure of teaching a writing workshop for kids at the Solar Fest in Vermont. It was called Heroes in Nature. We all went on a nature hike and used the things we found to write a story. I didn’t have a huge turn out, but we had fun anyway.
With this Challenge, I hope to start writing in my journal again, every day! Here’s to a productive Author Blog Challenge!