Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Back at Weymouth

Once again, I am so blessed to be able to return to the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities in Southern Pines for a writing residency. It is amazing how productive you can be when there is no laundry, TV, housework or telephone calling you (although for the record, I have to admit I'm pretty good at ignoring the laundry and housework.)

This week I'm working on four main things:
1) Polishing up some short stories to try to get them ready for a collection.
2) Getting a short story "The Shangri-La Chamber of Commerce Welcomes You" ready to send to two contests.
3) Finishing up a book proposal for my non-fiction book, "Big Tom, a Man to Match the Mountains"
4) Getting some cover letters, etc. ready to send off....and maybe some information on some other residencies...

Thus far, things have been very productive. Planning to take a break Friday night and see a local band that is playing at a coffeeshop---I met one of their members (a writer too, btw) when I was at the coffeeshop earlier- [the story behind that is that CP&L was working on something in our area of the neighborhood, so we had no power for a good part of the morning. After the battery in my laptop ran out, I headed down there to plug up. And get some coffee. It was noon and I had yet to have my morning cup of coffee. It's amazing I didn't kill someone.