woods-863333_1920 Well, it’s been an eventful week full of surprises and you never know how a story will end. Sometimes, all you can do is hope for the best.

In terms of writing, I still haven’t sat down yet to begin my reviews. I did volunteer this week at a “Come Write In” hosted by one of the city libraries — to encourage writers to have a safe space to write, away from home for a bit. I’m thrilled to get to be a part of this programming and am looking forward to coming back in a couple of weeks’ to help them wrap up the month’s worth of events for writers.

I met an editor for a short fiction publisher as well, so, that’s a new market to potentially explore. When I was younger, I remember considering going into publishing and I was always curious about interning as a slush pile reader and it was neat to get that opportunity to speak to someone with that experience in their background.

This week was also when I sat down and read the top entries for a contest that I am helping to co-judge (or at least vote on) this year, associated with my local writing chapter. It’s been a great experience to see the levels of creativity and talent amongst the young writers involved.

scribe-cover-oct-2016-v1The October 2016 issue of The Scribe is now available, so if you’re interested in literary events in the St. Louis area, please do check it out! The October 2016 edition features a word from the guild president, coverage of the St. Louis Writers Guild at Penned Con by Brad R. Cook, an article on National Novel Writing Month by Linda Austin, and a short story by Larry Lovan. Looking ahead, I’ll be working (hopefully) on book reviews for the ARCs that I’ve received, and working with local writers on contributions for the next few issues of the literary magazine.

At some point, I really should sit down and work on my own writing.

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