Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday Meeting, Forgotten Images

I am gearing up to see some wonderful New England writers on Tuesday night. I am so lucky to live in an area where getting together with other writers is a possibility. I'm so bad at posting proof of these events.

Kris, Kip, Ansha, Me, Alicia, and Lynda 
I know that sometimes people question the necessariness (totally NOT a word), of contact with other writers. I mean, writing is a solitary profession, between you and your keyboard, right?

Well, I for one, would not survive in a writing vacuum. I'm a social being. I live for the conferences, the in-person-meetings, and if I couldn't do those things, then I would live for The Practice Room, the gchats, and the google+ video rounds. There are so many ways to get the support and feedback online--I can't imagine how solitary this profession was when people were clicking away on typewriters. 

I'm gearing up for tomorrow night's New England get together. If you are in New England, and are involved in the kidlit (or writing community) in some fashion (librarian, writer, illustrator, agent, editor, etc.) please come on over. 

It's at Aprile's in North Chelmsford. Start time is 7pm, but come when you can! It's informal, and the set up is very fluid, as far as walking and talking. Some people come hungry for dinner, some come for dessert, everyone comes for the conversation. 

Check out Kris' blog post about it, and I'll see you there.

As far as checking in about this week's writing, hmmm.

I'm in an organizing mood. Which probably means some more revision, with a bit of new words. I'm making progress, and still loving this novel, which is all good. :) 

How are you doing this week? Are you able to get together with other writers?

How does your progress look? 


  1. Yay, Heather! Can't wait to see you there!

  2. Have fun tomorrow. I'm still not sure if I'm going.

    I've finally made it back to the blogosphere so I'm playing catch up and starting my revision process this week.

  3. How wonderful that you all get together like that! Have fun!

  4. Kris--I can't wait!

    Alicia--I think I might just make you go.

    Kelly--It's definitely going to be fun!

  5. So wish I could go, but I have a dumb Christmas party I have to go to. Would much rather be hanging out with you fellow New England Writers. Next time I'm there.

  6. Trisha--I imagine the next one will be in February. It would be great to see you there!

  7. Sounds awesome. It is important to connect with other writers.

    I'm happy to report I'm actually writing. 4 pages. Yippie!

  8. I'm so jealous! Maybe some day I'll show up!

  9. Sounds like fun. Time like that always energizes me and my writing. Have a great time.

  10. Exactly the post I need to read to get me back on the grid.

    As usual, thank you, Heather, for offering exactly the right thing at the right time!

  11. Natalie--four pages is awesome!

    Anita--That would make my day. :)


    inluv--I always feel very connected and motivated when I come back from a writers event, for sure!

    Robert--Yay! It's great to see you. I wish you could have come last night!

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  14. Hope it's a lot of fun. These connections warm the soul!

  15. Well, having attended the writer's get together with you, I can vouch for the importance of camaraderie among other writers. I've made no progress on the writing front, except that I made it a point to publish two blog posts this week, which is better than last week. Maybe next week I'll manage three (though doubtful, with Christmas looming and all...oh, and the need to get those cards out :-S

  16. Hi Heather! I hope you all had a blast at the get-together. If I lived closer, I would love to party with all of you. I hope all is well with you and the family and all the hustle and bustle of Christmas. Have been thinking of you. Take care!