Mirymom's Blog

Dangerous When Bored

This is the Year You Write Your Novel December 28, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — mirymom @ 2:52 pm

I know I was in my own way, too. Treating it like a job might seem like it would take away the joy and feeling of play, but it didn’t for me. It just meant that I did it more often (eventually daily), and began to finish things.

Kate M. Colby

notebookIf you’re reading this, chances are you want to write a novel. Whether it’s a goal you’re actively working toward, a regular New Year’s resolution, or the biggest item on your bucket list, you’re in good company. Millions of people desire to tell their stories … and yet only a small percentage of them actually do. Whatever the reason — fear, procrastination, lack of inspiration — most novels die unfinished in the minds and hard drives of aspiring authors like you.

I’ll say it again: you’re not alone. I’ve been there, too.

Ever since I learned to write, I wanted to be a storyteller. In second grade, I realized that I could write books for a living when I grew up, and from that moment on, I knew what I wanted to do with my life. However, even with my career goal set, it took me years to write my…

View original post 549 more words


Annual Meeting: December 3, 2016 December 3, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — mirymom @ 8:05 pm

I had such a great time at this event. Both Lee and Jeremy were fabulous, witty, and charming. The food made me feel really spoiled. And now I get to be on the board, too. Awesomesauce!

Friends' Matters

Friends of the Orange County Public Library hosts their annual meeting on Saturday, December 3, 2017, from 10am-12 noon. The meeting will be held in the main branch of the Orange County Public Library in Hillsborough.

Featured speakers will be:

  • Julie Cusatis, emcee
  • Jeremy Hawkins, author of The Last Days of Video
  • Lee Smith, author of Dimestore: A Writer’s Life

Open to the public. A free catered brunch will be provided.


View original post