Monday, October 26, 2015

Monday Musings...a brain meltdown

So I was going to wait and post tomorrow but this IS supposed to be "Monday Musings."

The problem is I just returned home from a week of being inundated with information.  I attended a writer's workshop on the Oregon Coast for a week.

This wasn't about craft, though we were constantly reminded that the writing was important.  This was focused on the BUSINESS of writing, something a lot of writers don't pay a lot of attention to.

My husband Don was with me and managed to take more notes than I did.  I typed my fingers off and it will take a few days to process it all.

But already I'm making some changes.  I'm working on a production schedule.  I'm planning to get up early in the day (ugh!) to get the writing done first off.  And I'm looking at what kind of a writer I want to be.

A great week.  But man, I'm tired.  Talk to you later!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Monday Musings on Tuesday: Out of Town

I meant to post yesterday, but I am currently in Lincoln City, Oregon attending a writer's conference and ran out of time and energy.

I will be here until early Monday, when I will return to Sebring and what passes for normal in my life.  I expect to be a lot smarter when I get back then I am now.

It's great to meet new people and renew relationships with old friends.  And Don is with me, getting a glimpse of this aspect of my writing life..

I'll have more to say about all this next week.  Until then, back to the workshop!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Monday Musings: The power of the word

So if you read my weekly column, you will know that one of the things I mentioned was my wonky internet service.  If you don't read my column, let's just say that my Internet has a nasty habit of not working sometimes.  It is frequent enough to be annoying.

And yes, I have called tech support.  They give it a try, but it never seems to stay fixed.  This as raised the ire of those living with me in the Ware household to the point they suggest I dump our current ISP and get a new one.

This is not something I want to do, if for no other reason my main email address is with this ISP and changing it is a hassle I'm steadily trying to avoid.

So, the column appeared on Saturday.  Today, I get a phone call.

It is from my ISP.  They are concerned about my problems.  They intend to send over a tech to address the issue tomorrow.

I was surprised.  I was polite.  And, I'm a little scared.

You see, I didn't expect anything to come from those words.  Okay, maybe some people saying they enjoyed the column, but nothing like this.

It reminded me that words have power.  The things I type that get published, whether in a column or a short story or even a novel, can influence others.  And I want to be careful with that, because I certainly don't want to send anyone down a wrong path because of what I've written.

Today my words might have helped me solve a problem.

What will they do tomorrow?