This Week Is Smack In The Middle…
…of the Time of Great Forgetting. Actually, might be a little closer to the end, but it clearly is the worst week.
I can see it in the number of assignments turned in, in the number of comments about posts, both in letters and online, and in the lack of chatter about writing on different lists.
For those of you who have not heard me talk about this fascinating time for writers, it is when all thoughts of the New Year’s Resolutions have vanished and when writing seems to be something you will do tomorrow.
It starts early May and runs through late July and into early August before writers sort of get bored, look around, and realize they haven’t been writing. Then the worst part is how hard it is to restart. I have done all sorts of blogs over the years about restarting, but it usually takes until September for writers to even think about getting going again, if they do at all.
And then the end of the year rolls around with the writer disappointed and wondering what happened to all the goals going into the year.
And the cycle restarts.
I have no point to this blog other than to point out the timing. And to hope you all have been writing and keeping some focus on writing in one way or another through this Time of Great Forgetting.
Monthly Regular Workshops…
You can find them under Online Workshops to the right of this post. Sign up for July on Teachable.com. For credits or workshops beyond July, write me and pay through Paypal.
Each regular workshop is 6 weeks long.
Again, it will take you about three hours per week on your own pace to do each of these if you do the assignments. These are the starting dates of upcoming regular workshops.
All have openings at the moment.
Class #1… July 10th … Depth #3: Research
Class #2… July 10th … Author Voice
Class #3… July 10th … Dialog
Class #4… July 10th … Writing into the Dark
Class #5… July 10th … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #6… July 10th … Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #7… July 11th … Depth in Writing
Class #8… July 11th … Business
Class #9… July 11th … Writing Fantasy
Class #10… July 11th … Information Flow
Class #11… July 11th … Magic Bakery
Class #12… July 11th … Advanced Depth