Facets of a Muse

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Autumn Teasing

Image by Melk Hagelslag from Pixabay

We went from the mid-80s one day to low 50s the next this week. And next week we’ll get a shot at 80 again. Nothing like the ol’ switcheroo!

Anyway, finished my first revision of book 2, and learned this week that my beloved writing program, including the Writers’ Institute and Write-By-The-Lake at UW-Madison has fallen victim to the pandemic and associated funding cuts.

Shock. Grief. That’s where I met my Writing Sisters and sooo many other wonderful writers. It’s where I found my agent. A major blow to the writing community.

I’ll be able to finish my class and my certificate; they aren’t shuttering things for good until next summer, but still.

To those in fire zones, stay safe! To those in record-breaking heat, stay cool. To everyone in pandemic land, stay healthy!

Have a wonderful writing weekend to everyone!

Author: Julie Holmes, author

A fiction writer since elementary school (many years ago), and NaNoWriMo annual participant for over a decade, I have been published in small press magazines such as "Fighting Chance" and "The Galactic Citizen". I write adult mystery with a touch of romance, mystery with extrasensory elements, contemporary fantasy, and epic fantasy, and I'm represented by the fabulous Cynthia Zigmund of Second City Publishing Services. My debut novel, "Murder in Plane Sight", has been released by Camel Press (an imprint of Coffeetown Press/Epicenter Press). In real life, I am a technical writer and empty-nester with a wonderful hubby, one cat (what writer doesn't have cats??), two dogs, six chickens, and more chipmunks, squirrels, and rabbits than any garden should have to deal with. My garden, our hobby farm, and Nature's annual seasons are some of my muses.

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