But I'm back! My last post, for those of you who remember, was all about my nerves as I prepared to give my very first online seminar. I think it went really well! The presentation was on proven strategies to deal with obstacles to a successful writing career, like coping with rejection and writer's block. My next few posts are going to be about writer's block, so please come back on Wednesday and through next week for those!
First, though, as I ease my way back into things ... here are a few screen captures, taken by a lovely and talented colleague of mine as she watched my presentation that day from the safety of her office (which is right next to mine). She managed to capture a range of ridiculous facial expressions ...
|Here I'm feeling kind of embarrassed as the moderator |
introduces me as a "successful" writer ... it was very generous
considering none of my books have been published yet.
|I'm saying something like: "You must FEEL the ICK." If you|
want to know what I'm referring to, please check out my posts
over the next week.
|Here I am, demonstrating a highly technical and |
complicated writerly technique known as BICHOK. I suspect
many of you already know this term, but if you don't ...
again, please stay tuned.
|One of my favorites. You know you're in trouble if I ask|
you a question while wearing this expression.
Anyway, I think that's probably more pictures of ME than you wanted to see. So, on Wednesday I'll start talking about a proven effective model for dealing with the nasty things that creep up on us and steal our creative energy and motivation. And you can picture me talking to you about it with some of these expressions on my face. But you totally don't have to.
In the meantime, if you want to see something prettier and more interesting than my face, please check out this review of SANCTUM at the Bookittyblog --and see what you think of the blogger's choices for the "Dream Cast"! She does this kind of thing for many of the books she reviews, which I think is really cool. I'm not a very visual person, so it was neat to see someone else's perspective on how my characters might look. Um ... especially Malachi. *fans self*
Happy Monday, everyone!