Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A is for: Author! Author!

As I mentioned in my last post, I spent the weekend at the Northern Colorado Writers Conference with writers of every kind who talked to me and taught me. I`m wild with ideas. I feel as if I can`t go fast enough to keep up with my mind. Love feeling this way again. Bye-bye, long winter of my discontent.

My biggest takeaway from the conference this year is my boundless admiration for authors everywhere. These writers followed their hearts and dreams the distance. They jumped through every publication hoop, independent or traditional, learned their craft, dotted that I, crossed that T! Killed off their darlings!

I bow down before you all for what you`ve accomplished and given to rabid readers everywhere.

I want to be you when I grow up.


  1. Hey Word Girl! Good on you for scribbling the good fight. Thanks for finding Can I Take A Nap First? and setting a spell. I'm going to come back and visit see what you have cooking, too.

  2. Interestingly, the internet makes it easier to know loads more about what the day-to-day struggles of authors really are, and easier to connect and encourage them. Nothing like a random tweet to an author of "I think you're awesome!" or "your book changed how I understand the world" to help them keep fighting the good fight.

    Happy A-Zing
    Laurel's Leaves

  3. Stopping by from the A-Z. Like so many of us in the challenge, we are writers. I love reading women's fiction--so get to writing, gal! Then next WF book I read could be yours. I write inspirational romance. Visit me at wordsworldandwings.blogspot.com

  4. I came away from the NCW Conference energized and motivated (mostly by Chuck Sambuchino's advice, "Put down the remote!").