LUCKY THIRTEEN – FIFTY-TWO NEW THINGS FOR 2013: NO. 17

fountain pen  Back to the working world once again, like most writers, I’m finding less and less time to write.  I work on my novel early mornings and late at night.  But, what other things in life consume your waking moments like making up stories and hoping to share them with total strangers?  My stories, whether they are short stories, children’s books, or novels are a labor of love and I’m sure yours are too.

They say that writers are solitary type people.  They live in a world of their own making by themselves and often lonely.  I wonder if that is really true.  The Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc.’s (http://www.owfi.org/) annual convention is just two weeks away.  It encompasses four states and over 400 writers convening to pitch their wares to other writers, publishers, editors and agents.  They also come for the camaraderie with other people like them – with stories to tell.

DSCN2154  This convention is the highlight of my year.  I’ve made great friends and come away feeling like I could really succeed at writing – not just dream about it.  I could get published! And I did.

If you have never participated in the OWFI conference, you should try it.  Three days of all kinds of writers under one roof, this year in Norman at the Embassy Suites Hotel.  Two banquets, countless writing sessions, contests, reading rooms, poetry slams and more fun than a barrel of monkeys (really, monkeys?) as only writers can do it.  The only thing missing is a dance!  moondance

If you’re going to be there, look me up.  I’ll be the one that looks like a writer, whatever that looks like. We would love for you to join us.

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About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, three-time published author, always working on another. She spends her days, nights, and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
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