Dear PPW Readers,
Welcome to October. This month is, traditionally, the beginning of the fall season. A time to get ready for winter. Put the garden tools away and trim your bushes. Fertilize the trees and pick your pumpkins off their vines. It’s getting cold outside and the snow is ready to blanket us. The camping gear is stored, surf boards hung up, and the sun is noticeably lower in the sky. It is time for the hibernation season to begin. What? Wait? Hibernation? Not for any writers I know. This is the time of year we fire up our engines; to wrap our hands around a hot cup of cocoa, snuggle down into our desk chairs and write.
What’s in Store for October?
To help you, Writing from the Peak has a month chalk full of everything writing. Tomorrow, Sam Crane will show how to find your muse and next week Robin Laborde will bring out your inner child. For Halloween, we’ll look at something sinister from Leilah Wright.
Mid-month? The Nanos start to come out of the floor boards. I’m not talking about nanobots or nanotech. I’m talking NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month. Who’s jumping on the NanoWagon in November? If you’re writing for NaNoWriMo then you must bookmark this blog.
Writing from the Peak is excited to have five talented writers who will share their tips on how to survive this grueling month of writing. Check your sanity with Margena Holmes. Jennifer Lovette Herbranson and Catherine Dilts will give you tips to prepare for this long month of writing. Jason Evans is a master NaNo and Deb Buckingham will keep you healthy.
And now, most importantly, keep an eye out for the updates from PPW’s new President Kameron Easlor. She will update you on what’s new around PPW and the Board of Director’s elections. Congratulations to all the new and returning board members. PPW is lucky to have all of you.
Enjoy your hot cocoa this month. I hope your cup is filled to the brim with marshmallows and chocolate delight, and your month full of creative bliss and writing success. Keep on writing!
Managing Editor, Kathie “KJ” Scrim, is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Kathie writes fantasy and cozy mystery. Her inspiration for blogging, flash fiction, short stories, and the long haul of novel writing comes from her many life experiences. When she’s not writing you can find her somewhere in Colorado walking, hiking, or rock climbing at the local gym.