Brenda Cooper

Write-a-thon and Workshop: Day 1

Well, this is officially part of the Clarion West write-a-thon.  At the moment. I’m in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, at the first full day of the Wellspring writing workshop.  So like the Clarion students, I’m trying to learn and write and socialize and adjust and get used to new sleeping quarters all at once.

About half of us here have been to Clarion or Clarion West  (I have not).

So far, I’m over 1200 words into a fresh short story, and I’m so tired I have absolutely no clue whether it’s brilliant or bollixed.  I’ve been writing long enough not to be too freaked out about that.

I’m hoping for a fabulous thunderstorm or two.  I’ll get my first critiques of my work tomorrow, and I’m a little bit worried.  I’ve given this novel to one of my favorite first readers, and he didn’t like it one little bit.  So for the first time in years, I’m a little apprehensive.

Back to writing (many of use are camping in Caribou Coffee, writing).  In the meantime, if you want to sponsor me in the write-a-thon (all funds go to help sponsor Clarion West), drop by my personal page for the write-a-thon.

Oh – and the skies are “interesting”