Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Week 23 - Writing Workshop

My friend Vicki and I went to the Third Annual Fall Writers Workshop this past weekend at the Scottsdale Civic Library. I attended the following breakouts: How to structure a compelling novel; Villains Have Feelings Too - delving into the mind of diabolical killers; Terms of Engagement - engaging your reader with emotional intensity; and Plotting. The main speaker, Vicki Lewis Thompson, who is a NY Times best selling author, spoke on How to Become an Overnight Success in 25 Years or Less. What a great workshop - and all for free! It was sponsored by the Desert Rose Chapter of Romance Writers of America, but it was not romance writing oriented. I think I learned a lot in one day. We will have to see when my novel comes out!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Week 22 - Phoenix 5/10K

OK - so I only walked/ran the 5K of the Phoenix 10K - it still was a first for me! I walked it with my co-workers, Cynthia (pictured here with me), Adela, Jena, Ashley and her daughter (who cheated because she was in a stroller!). Hats off to my other co-workers Heidi and Jose who ran the 10K that day.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Week 21 - Pilates

My daughter and I have been taking a few Pilates sessions at the Village with Linda. We haven't done the move pictured here yet! Maybe next week. The workout feels really great and stretches out my back. Wish I had one of the reformers at home.