There are so many things I’m looking forward to in 2014! I’d like to share a few of the things I’ve cooked up, because they require planning and calendars and time management and stuff, and I don’t want folks not to be able to participate in something because they didn’t have enough time to work it out.
First of all, I’m having a client retreat at the end of January, which I’m totally psyched for. Obviously this isn’t open to everyone but I wanted to tell you about it anyway. Some of my clients (from all over the country!) are joining me for a weekend of inspiration, socializing, workshopping, writing, face time with their agent, and general merry-making! I. Can’t. Wait.
Secondly, I’m offering an 8-week class, Workshopping Your Novel, in my Long Island home office, beginning in February. There is both a morning class and an evening class, to accommodate folks’ different schedules and needs. With only 5 people in each class, you’re guaranteed close attention. If you’re looking to put some structure into your writing life, this is a great opportunity. You’ll be committing to producing 5 pages a week for group critique. Plus, I’ll serve coffee (in the morning) and (herbal) tea (in the evening)! If you have questions or concerns about whether this is for you, that aren’t answered here, just email me.
Thirdly, I’m very pleased to be offering the second annual Writing Yoga Retreat this summer with my colleague Stefanie Lipsey, the creator of Writing Yoga®. I intend to blog some more about where yoga and writing meet (for me), so I won’t go into that now, but if this even remotely interests you, I recommend you check out the website and register soon. This is a small retreat (15 people tops) and people have already begun to register, even though it’s not until August. Don’t get shut out of this amazing opportunity!
I’m still working on filling my writing conference calendar for 2014, so if you belong to SCBWI or another writing organization and would like me to visit, please get in touch soon. I really love going to conferences, meeting with writers, teaching breakouts and speechifying!
So 2014, here I come!