Sunday, May 9, 2010

Taking Care of Business

Hello all,

I know I haven't been around much lately - okay, at all - but that's going to change.  Really *earnest nodding*

What I'm trying to say is that I'm gearing up to make my comeback on the internet, this time fully focused on writing.  There will likely be some asides pertaining to food - well, "some" meaning "frequent" - but the focus will be writing.

From now on, I'll be posting on a regular basis both here as well as on my other blog Fictitious Flashes.  I plan on writing/venting about writing here on Informally Yours while Fictitious Flashes will feature short pieces of fiction written for the twitter feed #fridayflash. 

So, how is writing going? Eh, per usual, unfortunately.  I haven't been giving my WIP enough attention this past week, but I was able to write something for #fridayflash in one day. 

This week's post was inspired by a Revolutionary War reenactment I watched a few weeks ago.  It wasn't the Battle of Lexington (that's at 5am on a Monday morning), but part of the same battle.  The Red Coats - known as the Regulars way back when - marched from Boston on April 19, 1775 to Lexington and Concord, where the famous "battle" was fought.  The Regulars then turned back to return to Boston and had to fight the Colonial minutemen the entire way back.  The battle I watched went from Munroe Tavern through Tower Park.  It was the closest I have ever been able to stand to a reenacted battle, so it was very exciting.  For a while, anyway.  Let me tell you, battles back in the day were slow.  Lots of lining up, firing, and not hitting anything (muskets are fairly inaccurate).  But still, it was fun despite dismal drizzle and my ears ringing from all the musket shots.  I couldn't help but wonder what a minuteman would think of this entire reenactment and thus "The Battle of Lexington" was born.

Okay, I'm off to get ready for bed and to finish reading for my writing group this Wednesday.  Goodnight and see you around!

Informally yours,

1 comment:

Bluestocking said...

Hi Lena,

Thanks for the comment and the follow!

I've answered the question you left on my blog, and I've also pasted my response below:

Finding other writing groups can be tricky. I lucked out and found the listing for both of my groups through the local alternative weekly paper.

But not all groups are so open to new members or would advertise that way. Another place you may want to check out is your local library. Check the ongoing events and meetings and see if there's a group that meets your requirements. Ask the librarians, too, as sometimes they may know of a writing group that meets there or people they could refer you to. You could also join an online group. Maybe you already frequent forums on a particular writing/publishing website. You could see if anyone else is interested in joining in as well.

If you are just interested in practicing writing, there are tons of writing prompt-based websites, some that welcome contributions of others. I know The Writer magazine has a search feature for writing groups based on location as well:

Hope this helps!