Wednesday, June 18, 2008

What I've Been Up To

by Marsha Ward

Last week I attended the annual get-together of Western Writers of America, whose member produce much of today's Western Literature, both fiction and nonfiction. WWA is made up of historians, novelists, writers of short fiction, juvenile authors, magazine writers, journalists, and everything in between. At our conventions, we take tours of sites of historical significance; listen to panelists expound on topics from researching and writing military history to how to write Western music; eat very well; and grant the Spur Awards in 17 or so categories of literature, film writing, poetry, and song lyrics.

It is great fun to reconnect with old friends and to make new ones. I lined up several outstanding writers for future Author Interviews on my blog. I spoke to a potential publisher for my WIP. I gleaned a lot of information, hugged a lot of people, and came home exhausted.

What did you do last week?


Anonymous said...

I wrote a new chapter of book #3.

I blogged about it just now, if you want a teaser!!

Glad you had fun, Marsha. :) Sounds great!

Tamra Norton said...

Sounds like a ton of fun, Marsha. It's so great to gather with like-minded people. Just yesterday my son and I were commenting on how "at home" we felt at the LDStorymaker's writers conference, and how much it had motivated us.

Last week I volunteered at cub scout camp and by the end of the week had developed a poison ivy rash! Grrrr...

This week I have tons of extended family in town for my nephew's wedding tomorrow. I have managed to sneak a little writing in this week, though! :)

Marsha Ward said...

Good for both of you for writing!