Well, I’m on the late train again and it’s getting later. I’m so late, the train might actually be going backward.
This shouldn’t surprise me, though. I can’t seem to get Christmas and Thank You cards in the mail on time (if I send them at all), can’t get to church on time…
I went to the Blue Ridge Christian Writer’s Conference a few weeks ago, came home and I’m just now writing about it. I think I’m just a little dazed …. it could be from all that coffee I drank while I was there. Everybody else got busy blogging, tweeting and Facebook posting about the wonderful conference, what they learned and the pristine situations that led them to meet just the right people at just the right time. Oh the joy to be fresh from a writer’s paradise writing up a storm, writing up a monsoon – writing something! All of them are going to be discovered by great publishing houses, get contracts worth millions and leave me in the dust. Gee, thanks guys.
The Blue Ridge Conference is a great place to let the creativity flow and come up with the perfect storyline, plot and ending for the next great novel. It’s a place where people meet, collaborate and then stay up way past their bedtime, eating chocolate and laughing. We’re going to see some award winning works come out of this year’s group. I should have gotten some autographs while I was there. Max Lucado — look out!
I, on the other hand, used the time as more of a learning retreat (emphasis on the retreat part). While everybody else was running from class to class I strolled along and tiptoed through the tulips. I learned some and retreated some. Clouds coffeehouse on the Ridgecrest campus is possibly the most wonderful place on the face of the earth. If you follow me on Facebook, you saw a pic of Clouds , and my muffin and coffee. Don’t you hate it when people post pics of their food all the time?!
While I was going to classes, not going to classes and relaxing at Clouds, I had time to ponder suggestions from my writerly friends on taking my writing to the next level — specifically with this, my blog. Should I publish it more often? Do I have time to publish it more than once a month? What do I do? Stay tuned — this and other questions answered ahead.
O.k., I can’t stand delays, so here’s the answer. I decided to go for it. Wisdom from the Doublewide is going weekly! Whoo hoo. I’m full speed ahead. I’m zooming into the future, doling out wisdom on most every topic that comes to my mind, except maybe politics. But then again, I usually see things from a peculiar angle. So politics may enter this arena, but only for a laugh. (I won’t tolerate any arguing or cussing on my page).
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