Michele Regenold, Writing for Kids from the Boondocks

A blog about writing for children and the quest for publication.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Iowa Writers Week, Feb. 19-25

Cindy Blobaum, my SCBWI cohort in Des Moines, and I have declared the week of February 19 as Iowa Writers Week. Ah, the power.

Whether you're in our neck of the woods or not, I hope you'll consider challenging yourself to participate. Here's the deal: Pick a goal, something you can accomplish in a week. Maybe you want to complete an article or a draft of a short story. Maybe you just want to write for a certain amount of time or certain number of words every day. Or maybe you just want to do one good thing for yourself as a writer during that week.

Then announce that goal to someone. Maybe to your writing buddies, maybe to your significant other, maybe to the Iowa SCBWI listserv. Or maybe just a note to yourself on the fridge. The choice is yours. It's not a competition.

At the end of the week, on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 11 am, I hope you'll join other Ames/Des Moines area SCBWI members for lunch at Chip's in Ankeny. Chip's is east of I-35 at exit 90.

If you're not a member of SCBWI, that's okay. We welcome all children's writers.


At 6:30 PM, Blogger Carol Collett said...

That sounds like a cool idea. My local writer's group has a listserv with Yahoo Groups. We have an area where we post our goals for the month, then report at the end of the month whether or not we met our goals. Kind of helps keep you on task.

At 8:00 PM, Blogger Kim said...

That sounds like a great idea! I hope you all have a productive week!

At 6:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to come. I've never been to Chips, I don't write (unless forced to or just bugging you), and I don't live in Iowa! Sad it's such a long drive:( I'll have to skip it this time...other plans. sr

At 7:51 PM, Blogger Michele Regenold said...

Maybe next time, Steffiepoo.


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