There have been three small conferences, and one huge National conference, and tons of local writing classes and meetings that I have attended the past two years when I decided to dive into my writing career. Throughout these events- I have had the honor to meet many best selling authors- including Nora Roberts, Meg Cabot, Suzanne Brockmann (Photos of them on the picture section of my website http://www.loislavrisa.com/).
What strikes me about them- is that they are so willing to spend time and talk with writers who are just getting off the ground. They are genuine in their interest to help other writers out. Thankfully a huge ego did not go with their best selling status- I have learned a great deal from their rise to fame- and for that I am grateful.
Monday, March 31, 2008
As all good things come to pass- I had wanted to write daily gratitude blogs- yet I am finding it extremely difficult to find the time (not the gratitude) to post each day. So, I will now blog on gratitude each week. I am grateful that I have much to be thankful about- and I am enjoying this blog journey too!
Friday, March 28, 2008
This morning I will be leaving with a fellow writer (and one of my very best friends) for a weekend writers conference in Florida. The workshops are wonderful, and the networking opportunity is invaluable. There will be many authors, editors and agents to meet and I always feel invigorated upon my return from these events- and I it seems there are always a few requests to see my manuscript- so that's a bonus too!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
One of my dear friends' eldest son, 18 year old Christopher,was recently sworn in to serve in the USA Navy. To see this young man, in full uniform, hair freshly cut, standing straight and tall- made me proud. I am grateful for those who serve to protect and honor the USA.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Sean, my eldest, is part of his High School's annual big Spring Musical production. It is such a joy to see such talented and hard working teenagers putting on a terrific show. Last year it was "Guys and Dolls" this year it's "The Pajama Game."
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
My youngest daughter, Tiffany, loves to help out around the house- with cooking and sewing being her favorite tasks. Someone once said "When they are little they want to help out all the time, when they are actually old enough to do a better job- they are interested anymore." I am glad to say- that at nine years old- she not only does a great job - she is still very much interested as well.