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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

How is it going?

I've noticed a quietude among blogs lately - perhaps a sign of industrious creating, or at least a healthy anticipation of giving thanks?

This month is a mixture of many pursuits for me, both personal and professional. While many Washington writers attended the SCBWI WWA Professional Retreat, I went to one of a completely different kind with two of my best friends and came back all filled up. I feel a quietude within my own heart which is just right.

If you are pursuing your creations right now, here are a few links to consider:

Molly Blaisdell is offering daily inspiration and goal-setting at the Fourth Annual Golden Coffee Cup. Her post on becoming real and deep calling to deep spoke to my heart.

For a daily NaNoNuj (that's "nudge," for the trans-illiterate among us...a.k.a. me...), visit Deb Lund.

Jolie Stekly continues to post thoughtful, personal, and often very funny writing prompts to oil your writing machine every Monday at CuppaJolie.
Gail Carson Levine is brilliant and generously shares her writing wisdom on her blog.

If you are overflowing with encouragement, here are some people who would love some as they run the race:
And if you yourself need a hug (or a good laugh), check out Carrie Jones' grocery store misadventures #1 and #2.


  1. Oh, yummy, Holly. Thank you for curating such a nourishing collection. I'm glad to hear your personal cupboard is full and ready. ;-)

    word ver = foola

  2. Oh, thank you for the kind words and the link!

  3. Thanks, Holly! I can use all the encouragement I can get, thank you for thinking of me! And hugs to the rest you mentioned on your list. I'll be returning the encouragement favor too. Thanks again.

  4. Thanks, Holly! I'm having fun with my daily Nuj, and I hope it will be helpful.

    Your post came at a great time. I've been thinking about how to best use this heading-into-winter hibernation pull. Your small retreat idea sounds lovely.