I’ve been a lot of things the past couple of months.
I’ve been the wife of a commercial fisherman during the Dungeness crab season.
I’ve been the mother of a little five-year old daughter whose questions and curiosity seemingly have no end.
The mother of an almost-four-year old son who’s decided that a kick is the best way to handle his frustrations.
I’ve been the mother of a quiet, big, loving pitbull who died suddenly, and too early, at the age of seven after flourishing in cancer remission for three years.
A Jazzercise instructor and student.
The 17-Day Diet book reader.
The Lit reader.
Photo album keeper.
The “My tropical vacation is over” sobber.
Aaah…I tease. I’m happy and grateful to exist in all of these roles and appreciate the ups and the downs.
The one thing I haven’t been recently is a writer. Yikes.
I can hardly wait until June, when I’ll find out if I am a finalist in the non-fiction category of the big Pacific NW Writer’s Association Literary Contest. I worked hard on my submission and sent it off knowing I’d done the best I could do. But then…I balked, not working on my project further and turning my attention to other things.
It’s time to get focused again.
I figured that the best way to jump in was through Christina Katz, my longtime writing mentor. She is holding a daily writer-inspired book give-a-way on her site, www.christinakatz.com, throughout the month of May. When she held a similar event in September for a few years, I actually won one time. Anyway, I will be checking her blog each day for inspiration and encouragement. If you need to get refreshed and refocused in your writing, I suggest you do the same!
Here is the information:
The Writer Mama Back-To-School Giveaway is back, only in May from here on out, instead of in September.
In the past, not all of the giveaway authors were mom authors, but this year you will meet a new mom author every day in May.
We also have a new theme this year: creative confidence. I’ll be asking each author a few questions about how authorhood has impacted her career confidence.
Imagine a chance to meet and hear inspiring stories from a new mom author every day. It’s going to be really cool. I hope you can come by and participate.
Participation is easy. I’ll post a new prompt each day when I introduce each author and book, and if you answer the prompt, your name will be added to the daily book drawing.
It’s a lot of fun, you guys. This is my fourth time doing it and I cannot wait.
Please mark your calendars for May 1st and I’ll look forward to seeing you here then!