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!