Just a couple more housekeeping items…
I hope all is well in your world. Life is good on this side of the internet. I have a three people I want to highlight before I dive back into writing. Like you guys, the holiday season for me was great but it also took me out of the rhythm of writing and now I am finding that it is difficult to get the momentum rolling again. I hate when life gets in the way of work, but I never expect anything else and I know you don’t either.
Over the holidays I met two new people in the blogosphere and I would like to introduce them to you now. Meet Karlene Petitt. She describes herself as a Seattle based A330 pilot, Grandma, Author, Mentor, Motivator, Speaker and Artist. That is a lot of hats to wear and I think she wears them well.
Her blog ‘Flight To Success.’ http://karlenepetitt.blogspot.com/
She has three books to her credit and has formed a publishing company. In addition to being an Internationally Qualified Pilot for a Major Airline, she mentors several young people and ladies in the worlds of aviation and writing. A person like her has every reason to be proud of her accomplishments. To the contrary, she is low keyed and down to Earth. A very approachable person, she dedicates every Friday post to highlight others. Additionally, almost every post that she has written is about others. I find her attitude refreshing and her spirit wonderfully kind, compassionate and friendly.
The second person I met over the holidays is Kristen Elise. She is a biologist with a major pharmaceutical company who specifically researches cures for cancer. She has finished her second book called the Vesuvius Isotope and has decided to self-publish. Best of luck to her in all of her endeavors.
Her blog is here: http://kristenelisephd.blogspot.com/
Her blog known as the murder lab, started because she had a problem. This is a problem that we all share and probably one of the reasons we are all online. She was having difficulty finding a thriller/suspense writers, agents and publishers to connect with. Most of us would sit in a corner and cry. Not her, she started a blog with the specific goal/focus of uniting the suspense genera. She is well on her way in this quest and I highly encourage all of you to check out her site. Great links and wonderful contacts.
She also has a ‘Find An Expert’ section that is wonderful for someone like me. We all need some help from time to time. We all need to ask some very pointed questions and who better to answer them than an expert in a field who also is a writer. Someone who knows what you need and how to say it, this can be a great resource for us all.
Finally, my good friend and fellow warrior from the Writer’s Digest writing prompts, Mike Swift is starting a reading group. His goal is to read book on the craft of writing and then discuss the book with a small group of writers. If you are looking to learn the craft and become a better writer, this is the place to be. He is calling it a Progressive Book Club. Go to his site here: http://mlswift.blogspot.com/
This concludes the list of housekeeping items. I have some things on my mind and am mentally debating if I want to address them on this site. I am not sure if I want to wade into the arguments of gun control and more generally the political system. If you have any thoughts on hearing about this debate, I would be glad to know about that. Don’t hold your breath because I may decide that it isn’t worth the controversy it would create.
Until then, keep smiling.
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