A Glorious Day

This afternoon, I went to hear Bernice McFadden speak at our monthly Atlanta Writers Club meeting. She was very honest about her writing process. She sometimes goes days, even weeks without writing. You’re not creative every day, right? She said.

It’s something I think I needed to hear, particularly right now. Most writing books tell you to write every day no matter what– to establish a routine of some sort. But some days it’s just not going to happen. I need to find a way to make peace with those non-writing days. To take the pressure off myself and perhaps do more thinking about the story in my head.

After her talk, I got my autographed copy of Glorious. Woo hoo! I can’t wait to sink my teeth into it. Thank you, Bernice! Hope you make it back to the ATL really soon!

After the meeting, my friend and I headed down to Oglethorpe University to see an art exhibit: Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary Indian Art from the collection of Shelley and Donald Rubin. I was not expecting much– the exhibit took up only two rooms of the third floor of the small college’s library. But wow. There were magnificent pieces from some of the greatest modern Indian artists.

The exhibit is around for another month. If you’re in the Atlanta area, be sure to catch it!


5 thoughts on “A Glorious Day

  1. You look positively fabulous, my friend! Nice haircut & I LOVE the blouse. I’m glad you changed your fb profile photo to that one!

    It sounds like a glorious day indeed, I’m jealous. And I have to tell you a sad thing: I have never done nice things like those you did with a girl friend. I need to start doing that. I know I’m missing a lot. I enjoy going to museums and concerts with my family, but I could use some time with a friend. (regularly, I should add). Thanks for making me think about that!

  2. Thank you, my friend. Were you living down here, you would have spent the afternoon with me!

  3. Glad you had a Glorious Day, with Bernice McFadden! It’s great to see writers supporting and learning from each other. You will absolutely LOVE the book! Bernice is one of the finest literary talents of our time (truly!). Next, go out and get her book, Sugar, which is also a superb read.

  4. Hi Trice,

    I can’t wait to read it. I actually have read Sugar, and loved it. I’m reading the sequel now.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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