During the preparation for one of these write-ins, a group e-mail was circulated with ideas and suggestions for meeting places. One of our very own writers, Colleen, wrote that we should consider having one of our gatherings take place at Panera Bread. Colleen wrote, “I’ve been working there most Monday evenings.” This piqued my interest! I love Panera and wrote back to tell Colleen this.
Here is my confession: it took me an embarrassing amount of correspondence before I realized that Colleen was not working as a barista, a cashier or a “sandwich artist.” Nope. In fact, Colleen – who is a marvelous and gifted storyteller, I might add – was “working” on writing!
This is not the type of “work” in the sense that I believe most of us think of. You know, spending 40+ hours per week residing in Cubicle 107F, Soulless Mega Company, USA. This is work that is done out of passion, as a choice, not out of obligation or necessity to pay the electric bill. This is taking your writing seriously, realizing that it is “work” and should be honored and respected as such. It is realizing that in order to go from writer to published author, you must dedicate yourself and a portion of your time to this endeavor – in other words, work!
So I wonder, what type of work do you intend to do on your journey to publication?
PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US FOR COSTOWRIMO
OUR FIRST WRITE IN WILL BE ON
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2012
FROM 11:30 TO 2:30
AT THE MARYSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
231 S. PLUM STREET, MARYSVILLE, OHIO 43040
And please come visit me at: bethnbijoux