Monday, October 20, 2008
I've heard it said many times that as a writer you need to refuel the reserves, especially after you've just finished an arduous project. I'm in the middle of several arduous projects and Friday night was the perfect refueling for me.
My local writers group sponsored a Fall Literary Harvest. This was my first year of being involved and attending. They put out the call for submission that could be read in eight minutes of less, had a panel of television personalities and books store owners pick the top ten and then the top three. The top ten read their work on Friday night.
There were stories about wanting to die, finding your niche in life, a first crush, raising children, and donuts and muffins. And poems about nature, life, and children. It was a wonderful mix of talent and tales that helped to refuel.
What helps to refuel your creative reservoir? Is it just quiet time or reveling in others wonderful words?
The photo is of the Central Oregon Writers Guild board members. I'm on the left.