I could have titled this “Losing the fight with the garage door.” Yes, that’s what happened. Take my advice, don’t get your finger stuck between the sections of a garage door while you shut it. It hurts! And now I get to type with nine fingers!
Don’t worry, my finger will recover and so will my writing. I’m typing a little slower, but my mind is still churning out stories. I am having fun editing Wil Clarey: School of Hard Knocks. Keep checking my Wil Clarey page for excerpts coming soon.
Learning to type again reminds me of a time less than a year ago that I learned to write again. Okay, I never lost the ability to write. I just didn’t realize how little I knew about writing well. That’s when I attended an intensive fiction writing clinic at the Colorado Christian Writers Conference in Estes Park.
The tools I gained at that conference helped me to revised my first complete novel to the point where it is presentable to publishers. I am still developing my writing skills but I have real hope of publication now. Perhaps now I can concentrate more on writing good blogs.
This year, I confess that I am not going to the Colorado Christian Writers Conference. I still long to learn more to improve my writing. To that end, I have decided to splurge and attend the Mount Hermon Christian Writer’s Conference. Both conferences come highly recommended.
My recommendation to writers, both old and new, is to seek training. There are several conferences, classes, and seminars available all over the country. Please share what you learn and where. I would love to hear about your journey as I share about mine.