You may have noticed that I have been a little quiet here on Writerly Goodness lately. What’s the deal? you ask. Fair question.
One piece of the puzzle is that I am a little overwhelmed right now. I’ve taken on a submission challenge that I probably won’t meet, and several courses, that while excellent, have also eaten up a good chunk of my creative time.
I’m trying to prepare two short stories for submission at the end of the week, and one of them has yet to be finished. I know. I’m stressed. 😦
I’m also working through the next revision of my work in progress and this coming week, I’m on the road for work again. I rarely finish the things I need to get done while I’m travelling.
The other piece is that I haven’t been taking advantage of all the interesting creative things coming my way. I haven’t been motivated. The time issue may be part of it, but I suspect that the overwhelm and stress has left me a bit down in the last bit.
This is about to change. I’m going to make contact with a few people this weekend to see if I can arrange for some interviews, and in a couple of weeks, my creative event schedule is getting underway, starting with Sudbury Wordstock, June 7 and 8, 2013.
Then I’m off to the Canadian Authors Association CanWrite! Conference in Orillia, June
12-16. I’d like to catch a Chi Series reading on the 12th as well, because one of my all-time favourite writers, Guy Gavriel Kay, will be reading that night. I just don’t know if I can do both in such a short turn-around.
Other writerly goodness on deck: an interview with Barbara Kyle (which I’m very pleased about), and possibly something of a departure that I don’t want to spill the beans about in case it doesn’t pan out. I’ll also be blogging my experience in Margie Lawson’s course, and, on the learning mutt side of things, my first training for trainers experience (where I’m headed this week).
When I get my outdoor office set up, I’ll probably show that off too, with the new view sans birches.
Later in the summer, I’m hoping to head to When Worlds Collide in Calgary (might be
hooking up with an editor/writer friend for this and meeting a couple of other writerly friends on site), and in the fall, I’ll be taking off to the Surrey International Writers’ Conference where a whole pile of authors, agents, and editors I follow will be.
Having put off the migration to WordPress.org and a self-hosted site, I’ve turned my attention to adding video or podcast elements to my blog. Not sure how soon that might happen. I have to put my techie hat on for that. And the site revamp is still lurking. Once again, I just need the time to spend a day or two and dedicate myself to the changes.
There’s a lot of exciting stuff happening, I’ve just yet to get excited about it 😉 It’s kind of creeping up on me, though. I just wish I had more time off to get everything done (!)
So I’m not really underwhelmed, I’m just under-invested at the moment.
Summer will be here before I know it!
One Sundog Snippet yet to come this week. See y’all soon!