Summer is here, and so let’s begin this blog with all the positivity of warmth and sunshine, although this feels like a ceremonial ‘last blog for now’ kind of a thing. We’re here to assure you that it’s not. Having gathered at the Central Library on a lovely sunny morning, us six ladies decided to make the best of the final two hours of the SO: Write Women Workshop, as we draw to a close this summer. Wait, we do reopen in September, so worry not!
As we began with writing goals, and chatted up on what we needed to do to accomplish them, we learnt so much about the others in the room, and somehow felt so bonded to each other, almost like carbon atoms. Claire said it was important to intuitively set goals and that she was going to help writers set goals for themselves, which would inspire her own writing. Liz has wonderful plans to publish powerful pieces of writing that must never stay in the dark (and boy, do we agree!). Karen and Millie have grand plans of getting their first novels published as well, and we hope we can all sail through our goals happily, while overcoming our limiting factors. Yes, TIME, we’re talking about you.
To this effect, we did a small goal setting exercise by writing our goals and the steps needed to achieve them on lovely postcards that Joanna had brought for us. As we got that done, we discussed them, and handed them over. Maybe someday, when we’ve accomplished our goals, we can find a postcard in our box to show us the roadmap to where we’re now.
Goal setting is hard work, but working towards the said goal is even harder. We knew we needed to write, and a perfectly fun writing exercise awaited us. As we took out blank sheets of paper, and each wrote an object, drink, place and name, we folded the paper, and passed it over to the person sitting to our left. And we wrote a story with whichever four we had. Sounds easy? Do give it a shot, and let us know!
We’ll be back with more updates, and a lot more writing snippets. Until then, have a great summer and a lovely year ahead. Cheers!