Did you ever do the Artist's Way? One of the ideas I took to heart from that book was going on the occasional Artist Date - a creative appointment with oneself with the sole purpose of recharging your creativity.
I don't do it too often now, but I'm going on one tonight! And I'm going to break the rules and invite you to join me at the SCBWI WWA meeting (7pm at SPU, Demaray 150):
Program 1: OUT OF THE CHUTE — BOOK PROMOTION TIPS FOR COWPOKES AND THE REST OF US with Suzanne Morgan Williams. The author of BULL RIDER (Margaret K. McElderry, 2009) and 10 nonfiction books for children, Suzanne talks about the best ways she’s found to promote your books. Suzanne traveled to seven states and Ontario, Canada, between March and June of 2009, completing 14 events—signings, school visits, writers’ presentations, library events—in her home town and 23 out of state. She is Co-Regional Advisor for SCBWI Nevada and a member of the Class of 2k9.
Program 2: MUSE ON THE RUN, FINDING THE 25TH HOUR TO WRITE with Terri Farley. The author of 35 books in nine years emerges in relative sanity to help you use left/right brain techniques to make writing part of your real life. Terri’s popular workshop has been given to national writers’ conferences from New York to Los Angeles. Warning: this one is hands-on and fast-paced. Terri is the author of the PHANTOM STALLION series as well as a YA novel, SEVEN TEARS INTO THE SEA, which was nominated for the American Library Association’s Best Books for Young Adults list.
Plus I heard there might be gingerbread cookies...see you there?