Has anyone seen July? Was it here or did we just skip it? All I know is that the summer was just starting and now people are posting back-to-school pictures of their kids.
I just finished the last official meeting of the DFW Writers’ TEEN Workshop. It was an amazing eight weeks and I can’t wait to get the anthology off to the printer. The students were dedicated and it shows in their work. I even had one student who had to go to Malaysia before the program ended and she still hit every deadline. From Malaysia! Is anyone else feeling like you have been shown up by a 15 year-old? No, just me? Okay, carry on.
I also ran two mini-workshops for tweens at my local library. The first group was made up of serious students and the second group was made up of chihuahuas on crack. They were CRAZY, but so much fun! I was really pleased that before it was over, every student braved critique time with an original work. It is hard for me to put myself out there for critique and I am (theoretically) much more experienced and mature than a 10-year old.
Of course, the missing month was also filled with plenty of non-teaching writing time and non-writing related events. (I now have my first, and probably last, nephew. Hi, Asa, your favorite auntie loves you bunches!)
This is the part where I am supposed to promise to do better, be a more consistent blogger, blah, blah…. I’m just going to skip that (like July!) because LIFE HAPPENS. Perhaps I will eventually get to the point where I blog like clockwork, but until then I will be the pleasant surprise when you least expect it, like that $5 bill left in your jacket pocket from February. (Yes, sometimes it is wrapped in a dirty tissue, but it is still $5, so try to be appreciative.)
Back to chasing the red dot….