Sunday, January 11, 2009

Looking forward to Feb!!!


I will be in Milwaukee for the Wisconsin Reading Association event Feb.4-7th. I look forward to speaking to educators, librarians and readers there. And seeing friends. They have a gazillion authors coming...
February 26-28 I will be in Altlanta to keynote the SCBWI spring conference. Session titles: "Art, Craft and Filthy Commerce" and "Bricks, Mist, Voices, and Heart - Tools to try".

I include the titles, because I like them. The last two speaking gigs have had terrible titles, truly lame, I have no idea what happened to my brain. Maybe the '08 travel extravaganza? The Sacred Scars dash-to-deadline? Whatever. Embarrassing.

After these two events, I will be locked in my office until May, for BEA in NYC...then nothing else until August. I have a lot of projects in the works this year and have to stay home and write until the release of Sacred Scars.

2 comments:

Katie said...

It seems like you are really involved in your writing lately! Whereas, I am stuck with this horrible writer's block!

Katie

kathleen duey said...

Katie, I am *always* involved in my writing--it's my job as well as something I love doing.

On the days when nothing comes to you, try fiddling around with things that are *close* to writing. Learn five new words. Write a poem about something that matters to you, Go to the sites with thousands of baby names...pick a few you like for characters and save the list for later. Read. Look out the window and write what you see...write in a journal, etc. And if nothing gets your writer-brain going, go outside and do something else. Ideas will come from experiences, big and small.
Take care,
k