Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Critique Groups, Upping Your Writing Game

My critique group took a brief life-pause break, but we are back in gear and I am ecstatic! Whoo hoo!!

I've written before about how important it has been for me to have a writing community and I want share again.

Having a safe, supportive, knowledgeable community of writers to play with, learn from, and grow with is such an incredible resource and straight-up a good time.

My critique group inspires me, dramatically, to up my writing game every time, to push my writing and my discipline to new heights and then top it. I love deadlines. With the group, I have deadlines. It also keeps me in a writing head space.

To my critique group, thank you.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Happy Summer Solstice . . . last week

Whoo hoo, Happy Summer Solstice!! So I am a late getting this out, but I hope everyone had a great solstice last week!

My sincere gratitude for my laptop. I can write in the comfort of my backyard, with a beer, and pay homage to the sun while I'm at it. Calgary summers are great, just not as long as other places I've hung my hat.

Speaking of hats and Calgary, the 100th Calgary Stampede is just around the corner. Talk about people watching and character data collection. . . and Spruce Meadow's North American tournament is next week and the Canadian Track and Field Olympic Trials is this week in town.

Dang I love Summer!!