I spent a long weekend at the Rainforest Writers Village. I can’t say enough about what a positive experience it was to get away, socialize with other writers, and focus on writing.
I wrote seven new short stories. About 18,500 words in total.
Everyone at the retreat was friendly and encouraging. It was a real pleasure to get to spend more time with folks on the same path. I’m in awe of the talent, and honored to get to spend time with such an interesting, inspiring group.
I read one of my short stories to a group of writers, for the first time. I read one that I wrote this weekend. Of note, my first public reading of a short story is coming up this week on March 17th, so that’s another big milestone.
Finally, I learned this weekend that my story, “Little Rattle Belly”, is going to be published by Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. This is an incredible thrill for me. I love this story, and a market dedicated to fairy tale variants is very exciting to me. I believe the story will be available on-line on March 20. I can’t wait for folks to have the opportunity to read it. All the stories for this quarter will be variations on Rumplestiltskin.
All in all, I could not be happier! 🙂