Wow! I haven’t done one of these for awhile, so I thought I would as September for me this year (unlike the previous two years), has been a wonderfully happy month. Not only is it that lovely spring time of year down here and my birthday month, but I have felt I have achieved something worth celebrating.
Attending our local SCBWI meeting with my new 12×12 writing buddies Allie and Kim, was fun, and we had a very informative guest speaker.
I managed to write my September manuscript in plenty of time, with the idea springing up while at work.
I finally joined a critique group, a lovely bunch of ladies from the 12x12in12, you could ever wish to have, who are generous with their wisdom, are patient and gentle, and nothing seems too much trouble. They are extremely encouraging and I am already learning so much from them.
Yes, it has also been a month of overcoming fears and taking the offered hand of help from a couple of other dear 12x12in12 friends, sharing my work and revelling in the feedback.
To top this off I found out my shop has made it as a finalist in the Sustainability Section of the “Top Shop Awards” in our city. I was also asked if I would put my shop forward for the National Award, how cool is that?
So October is sure to bring more delights for me to enjoy both in my work and in my writing with much revision to do. Right now though I am off to look for something to wear for the black tie awards evening. Oh and I have started walking after work each day, as I seriously need to lose some weight….