|The author, Dane F. Baylis|
1. I am a believer in the never ending process of learning. In that cause I would like to put out an invitation to poets living in the Ventura, California area. Wednesday nights, for the next six weeks, at 7 PM in Ventura at the Vita Art Center, 432 North Ventura Avenue, there will be an ongoing poetry workshop. This is a great opportunity to sharpen your craft and gather with other writers in the pursuit of excellence.
WHAT'S ONE MORE CHALLENGE?
Hey, it's not like I don't have anything to do already!
This is what happens when you think too damn much. I've always got something stirring in the soup I call a brain and I'm always looking for someplace to serve it up. So there I was on the introductory page to my blog when I noticed a neat opportunity. One of my favorite other bloggers has posted a challenge originating from Book Country. They've started a Summer Writer's Hangout Club. The goal of this is to join and, between 5/20/13 and 9/2/13, write a novel by setting a goal of 500 words/day. If you can do this you should have at least 53,000 words, or a short novel by the end of the challenge.
Hey, I'm already in a 365 Days of Blogging challenge, I work a 40+ hour/week day job, I attend workshops, readings and I am constantly grinding out poetry and short fiction. So, figuring that I wasn't doing much anyway, I've decided why not? As an added incentive, I've decided to keep you, my blog readers, apprised of my progress on this. I stalled out on another project I was in the middle of, but I can't resist, or blow, a challenge. What do you say...Anyone out there want to receive short excerpts as I get on with this? Let me know and we'll make arrangements.
Meanwhile...live, love, write.
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Dane F. Baylis