A Very Cool Thing
Hiya, Peeps! Not much to report this week, besides writing like my life depends on it. (Does it? A good question.) So, instead of coming up with something witty and fabulous to say, I will help you blow a couple of hours at a writerly site. Check this out. Authors tell you how to pronounce their names. * Some give it to you straight up, some give you all sorts of cool little tidbits about the meaning of their name, why their parents picked it, and funny family anecdotes. Very cool and fun. Make sure you have written your daily quota before clicking on the link, of course!
I think my next post will be about writer’s groups. I have quite a few, and they all serve very different functions in my writing life. I’ve got support groups where we chat about our lives/kids/pets/health issues, online groups, in-person groups, professional groups, one-person emergency beta reading pods … and of course, my Literary Salon members, who are all the very coolest.
I’m making the soup and nibbles today for our Salon meeting tomorrow, where I will read from the poetry chapbooks that arrived in the mail yesterday — my prizes from the online poetry contest I won last week! (Okay, third place. But still: PRIZES! Presents for ME! In the MAIL!)
Write well, Friends, and start thinking about what YOU will say when they ask you, Newly Famous and Celebrated Author, about your name. You can even leave a comment about it, if you like! 😉
*Thanks to Shelli Cornelison for the link.