Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho it’s home from work I go…
Seems like HAPPY is joining me this evening!
Because I’ve signed on for the SIWC. In October I’ll be rubbing shoulders with fellow writers, published authors, agents and publishers.
The last time I attended the SIWC was back in 2006 - and, dare I say, it was epic. (yes, yes… gotta love epic!)
SIWC has been around a long time - this LINK will take you to their ‘History’ page if you’re inclined to want a little more meat on this bare bone. Suffice it to say it’s year 22 and they are still going strong.
If you want to see what I've been doing to help promote the SIWC check THIS out.
But, there’s more to the Why?
I’ve had the pleasure of reading a blog out here for over four years; a blog that runs the writing gambit from posts on gardening (which are colourful and educational); to posts with snippets of works in progress; to posts bearing the tragic tales of life’s cruel and unforgiving hand.
The blog I speak of recently reached the 500 post milestone and is still as entertaining and full of great writing as it was back when I started reading it.
I am pleased to call the writer of this blog my friend and writing buddy. His compassionate, kind words have bolstered my spirits, as of late, as I journey uncharted roads. He is epic - in every sense of the word.
He is also embarking on a journey, a writing adventure, on which he has posted his thoughts HERE, eloquently and as he often does, in a short story to set the stage. Worth taking a moment to pay him a visit, you'll be glad you did.
I give you
the creative force behind
Thanks to Bushman I have not given up completely on my blog and have found the passion deep within me to fire it up again and continue what I started.
There is no mistaking the journey I am now on is a different one, filled with a reality that is disconcerting yet, in its own way, enlightening. In the midst of my hurricane lives the calm eye, it is in this calm I presently find myself taking up residence.
For how long?
All we ever have is today so it is a pointless question. Not worth the asking, not worth searching the endless tomorrows for answers that may never come.
I will be here, now and then, mostly then… as for now I am busy dancing on my keypads with wily fingers itching to tell a tale of long ago and far away… in the world of dreams, and nightmares, where I have know the cast of many that make up the uncharted realm of my mind.
Well… it’s off to sleep I go… Heigh, Ho! Maybe what I really need is a map-maker!
Have you ever attended a writers’ conference? Share the details - any suggestions - any insights?