It’s been sunny and warm in southern Oregon. I’ve been soaking up the last of summer’s rays, trying not to rush into fall. It’ll come soon enough, with everything turned red and gold and smelling of pumpkin and burning leaves. But for now, I still sweat a little when reading out on the back porch. I still wear my sandals and shorts and my skin still feels sun-drenched.
Tomorrow, I’ll fly to southern California, where I’ll be until Monday. I’m speaking on Sunday, about “Testing Boundaries: Writing with authenticity and contending with the backlash.” That’s my session title. I’m excited to have good conversation with women about how we can address important issues without pissing people off. I plan on sharing the content in my session in a series of posts here, because I think it’s a needed discussion.
I’ve been considering doing a 31 Days series with these lovelies. The only problem is that I’d have to blog every day, for 31 days in October. Foreseeable problems include: Packing up a house, moving to another state, moving into the new house, traveling to Pennsylvania, managing Deeper Story, and other general life events. Am I crazy? Or would a 31 Days series spark life back into this space? Or are both things true? I just might go for it… but it would probably be 31 Days of Just Random Blogging Because I’m In Survival Mode and Don’t Have Time for Anything Else. Or something. We’ll see.
I put in an order with Amazon for my first two Madeline l’Engle books, Walking on Water and A Circle of Quiet. I feel like some sort of creative and writing failure for having never read her books, outside of the Wrinkle in Time series. Based on the enthusiastic reviews and excitement of my friends, I’ll probably have much to say about the books. I’ll write my thoughts here.
If you haven’t popped over in a while, there has been some EPIC storytelling over at A Deeper Story lately. I always knew and believed that I gathered an impeccable group of writers there, but lately, they’ve been writing with a passion and fervor that I haven’t seen until now. Go & read a while. Also, keep an eye out… some new and exciting things happening there, soon.
This little guy… my handsome boy with the perfect big brown eyes, is turning two in less than two months. I still can’t believe it. Why do they grow up so quickly? Why are we not given more time with their kissable cheeks and sticky hands and baby giggles? I’m trying to just soak him in lately. In all his wild, reckless ways.
What’s your rundown for the week?