Today's post-- little tidbits of this and that-- reminded me of those tasty morsels my mom served up. Maybe they're not the main course, but they sure are yummy little bits. And so, with that in mind, I present a few of my own Pig Tales, fresh from the writer's oven:
- Kym O'Connell-Todd and Mark Todd Book Reading. This past week, I had the privilege of attending a reading by Mark Todd and Kym O'Connell-Todd. If you don't know who they are, I encourage you to visit their blog Write In The Thick of Things or join them on Facebook. I worked with Mark during my almost twenty year stint at Western State Colorado University where he is currently the director of their MFA program in Creative Writing. Kym is not only a fiction writer, but also a journalist and graphic designer. She is responsible for some fantastic book covers!
Todd's books in center. Kym also designed the cover for the book on the far left. (from L to R) Publisher Larry Meredith, Mark Todd, Kym O'Connell-Todd
- Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer's Blog. I am honored to be working side-by-side, as a co-editor with Patricia Stoltey, (a Colorado author of several mystery books--check them out HERE!) on the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers association's newly formed blog. Since getting to know Pat, she has become a mentor and friend to me. If you don't know her, stop by her blog when you get the chance. (I want to be Pat when I grow up, and when you get to know her, you will too.) The RMFW's blog is a collaborative effort of great writers and editors with regular and guest contributors from the rocky mountain region.The collective wisdom and knowledge is impressive, no matter where you live. Be sure to check it out and get it bookmarked.
- She Writes and Journaling. On my post this week for She Writes, I made a bold "should" statement: I think every writer should keep a journal of some kind. Kind of bold and audacious, don't you think? If you get a chance, stop by and tell me what you think. Should journaling be a habit writers keep?
- She Works Hard for The Money. Finally, I've had a couple of temporary, part-time opportunities to earn a little money fall into my lap recently. As I debated the chance to possibly teach a course at the local college (this one is still up in the air) and work at the local elections office for a couple of months, I considered the trade-off of losing writing time. But, I also reminded myself that getting "out there" and living can provide rich fodder for future writing (especially it involves college students-- trust me). Plus, a little medical expense and holiday money sure doesn't hurt!
Those are my pig tales and snippets. What's going on with you?