|Posted by gayingram on October 11, 2009 at 4:10 PM|
This part of the states may not be able to brag about the resplendence of its fall foliage, but we can guarantee an experience in the changing seasons. This year, fall seems to have arrived bearing heavy rainclouds that are determined to get the ground thoroughly soaked even as the temperatures continue to drop. Yes...fall has definitely arrived.
Maybe all of my hard work and persistence is finally paying off. A letter (and check) from Word & Sound International Creative Writing Competition delighted me with the news of a Second Place win for an essay I entered, Water's Lure. This piece of writing has been languishing in my files for several years. Every once in a while I'd pull it up and do a little more tweaking. So, maybe now I will let it rest in peace and stop feeling like it hasn't quite reached the mark yet.
I have a new experience in store for me this coming week; I'll be participating in a forum discussion for a class of university students working toward their teaching accreditation. The subject? Writing For Children. Not exactly something I've done a lot of but I was told all that was expected of me was a sharing of my writing career and experiences. I can do that.
A lot of my writing time these days is spent preparing stories and articles for contest-entry or submission for eventual publication. However, I still manage to keep plugging away at the work in progress; a novel entitled Second Time Around. I'm close to reaching the 60,000 word mark and FINALLY feel the story is beginning to wind down to the finish.
So, on that hopeful note I'll step away from what I consider fun - the writing of these blog entries - and get back to the hard work of real writing.