A couple of things happened this past weekend that I am excited about. The first one to happen is that I am going to be giving my first ever poetry reading along with a few other people I do not know currently. I will be reading about 4 poems and possibly a short story, which means I need to write one. This is actually tentative as it is still in the planning stages I believe, but if it happens then it will be held March 19th from 8-10pm in Dallas. If anyone in the area would like to attend you can message me for details. Thank you to Larry Atchley, Jr. for asking me to participate. I am pretty nervous about it as I haven’t had to be up in front of a crowd of strangers for any reason since college. But I am really looking forward to doing it and hope it’s a precursor of good things to come.
The second thing is that I am going to Chicago in June, which is pretty damn awesome as well. I was supposed to be doing The Color Run here in Dallas in April with my best friend who lives in Chicago. She was going to be flying in to spend a weekend and do the run. However, it turns out that her eldest daughter has a junior prom to attend that weekend and now her plans have to be cancelled. But the silver lining is The Color Run will be in her city in June. So, she is flying me in for that, which means a girls weekend in Chicago! I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am about that. I love Chicago. It will be my second time there and I can’t wait. I am still doing the run in April as I’ve committed myself mentally for it and am looking forward to doing that. But now I get to run it again in June. My ticket has already been purchased and this weekend I sign up for both runs, so I’ve got a lot of work to do before June.
Also, I have been asked to be part of a “Writing Process” Blog Hop, which is exactly what it sounds like. On the 9th I will be posting about how I write and why. I need three other writers who would want to be a part of this and you would post the following week about your process and ask three other writer friends to do the same, etc. If you are interested, again, send me a message either through my contact page here and include your email address so I can contact you back, or message me through my Twitter page. CJ, I already plan on asking you but I’ll email you directly and we can chat then. All of this is to help conduct more readers to your blog and, ultimately, to your work.
I had planned to post a partial story today but I wanted to get this news out first, and I have had an idea for a story but it’s still in thought form. I have other things I need to do currently so sitting down and writing for any length of time right now is off because I used this time for a quick post. I will get something down and post again later today. So check back a little later this evening and see if I’ve actually managed to get something new up.
TTFN! (Ta ta for now)