Monday, March 10, 2014
For the last two months, I have been visiting Niederbipp most everyday as I have been editing the first book again and working on a new Niederbippp book. It has been a great place to visit. Maybe I need to do this once a year.
I thought I was done with Niederbipp when I finished Becoming Isaac 2 1/2 years ago, but there is a certain matchmaker who lives on the outskirts of Niederbipp who had been whispering in my ear for many months now. I am making no promises when that story will be written, but it may turn out to be sooner than later.
I turned down an offer to participate in Art and Soup this year so I could focus on writing. I planned on applying to the Utah Arts Festival which I have participated in for many years, but on Friday when I went to apply, I found out I was too late. I missed the deadline to apply by less than 24 hours! So, I didn't plan on it, but that just opened up a whole bunch of time as I usually spend a good six weeks or more getting ready for that. I would have normally freaked out about this, but I have been praying for years to have more time to write, and I can't be too upset when the universe conspires to help me make that time.
I have entertained a few book clubs here at our home lately, and I would like to just remind folks that we do that from time to time. If you are interested, give me a call. 801-883-0146. I am also speaking to book clubs and other groups at least once a week in other people's homes and events. (Last week I spoke three times.) This really works out best for me if I can bring my pots and books and make them available for purchase. I don't charge for most visits, but making my wares available helps to cover my time and travel costs. I have also been presenting a power point about creativity and the inspiration that turned into my newest book, Put A Cherry On Top. Let me know if you would like to hear more.