Thursday, April 14, 2005

Write Away

I spent last week in Reno, Nevada at the TMCC Writers' Conference. What a terrific week. I had the privilege of taking a memoir workshop with Joelle Fraser-Porter, author of The Territory of Men. This fine book is available in bookstores and I highly recommend it. Joelle was a generous workshop leader, giving a lot of excellent comments and suggestions to everyone in our group. If you ever get the chance to take a class from her, do it!

The most important thing I got from the workshop was a desire to revise my work. I saw how just a few well-placed revisions could dramatically improve my writing and I plan to put the time into making those revisions.

I have a lot more to say about the conference and about my very first forays into the world of gambling, but that will have to wait. I've only been home a day and I haven't got my rhythm back, so to speak. But when I do, I'll be back.



Anonymous said...

Just read your BLOG for the 1st time. I've been "dianosed" w/SLE for 9 yrs now, but have had it all my life, according to my RE.

Anyway, I just want to say, I long for days to be alone. I read about your fight w/ your husband. Made me feel sad. I'm tired of no one understanding. I want them all to grow up & fly the coop, so I can fly the coop & make myself #1.

Down Memory Lane said...

Isn't that the truth? There have been many days I thought I would be better off if I were by myself ... but I don't think it's really true. As irritating as they get, my family is there for me when it counts. Sometimes the most annoying thing they do is be over-protective about the lupus. Yuck! I hate that.