Got back this week from attending an amazing Mystery Workshop. Learned a lot about mysteries and how to write them, as well as the differences between the various flavors of mysteries, from cozy to noir.
It was an intense time of attending sessions, working on assignments, and writing. I wrote over 9,000 words last week, quite often under the gun of a looming deadline. (I can type very fast when I'm motivated, and I was very motivated).
The course was taught by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, an amazing writer and editor in her own right. Her husband Dean Wesley Smith also stopped by to offer his take on things in the writing business.
All in all it was a great if exhausting week. I got to meet or see again some very talented writers who wrote great stories that I look forward to seeing published in the future. We had a lot of fun bonding over breakfast and during breaks.
So now I've (hopefully) caught up on my sleep and can get back to work. I'm currently working on some writing and also hope to have some things ready to be published before the end of July. I will keep you posted!