Thursday, April 14, 2011

First public reading...

It was a good experience for me to read part of my memoir out loud in public. I think it went ok for my first time. I recalled dropping a high school English class many decades ago simply because the syllabus outlined for us to read out loud to the class our writings. It's nice to see I outgrew fear in that area!!

I look at the magazine often and think how it all came together and if it wasn't for the encouragement, support and help with editing between Junebug and Patti there would have been no story to read! SJ Delta has a couple of great staff to help us students with our writings!!!

Have you read out loud in public yet?


Monday, April 4, 2011

Inspiration all around...

I just got off work and did some reviewing of this week's assignment, "show vs tell". It was good to get excellent feedback and examples by Junebug..The woman is so thorough and talented!
I look forward in having fun in developing a scene that "shows". I am inspired!!!

In addition, I recieved an email from a woman who looked to my belated Sereta for inpiration as she also was battling cancer duirng the time Sereta was. I mailed her a "Final Draft" magazine and she wrote back:

"Thank you very much for the book and the magnet.  You truly have a talent for writing.  I felt so much emotion as I read your article.  Once I started to read it, I could not put it down."
It's always a good feeling to receive a nice complement.
I think this will be a good week despite the long hours at work!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Show vs Tell

I needed to get a head start on this week assignment as I am working 7 days a week before the 4/18th tax deadline!

I was up until 1am getting  back in the writing mood after the spring break. I missed all that comes with writing. (music, peets coffee, quiet time and creative thoughts. thesaurus, dictionary).

Well, I have to get ready for church with my curandero, papo, and then off to work for a few hours. I hope to find some time later tonight to finish up my assignment. I am working on the first part of the story again.

How I found the time this morning to clipped away some weeds in the garden and do a quick 35 min walk/jog is beyond my expectation for the day!