Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick updates from my desk.

1. The (latest) revision of my kidlit ms was “up” in my critique group this past weekend. As always, I’m so grateful for the group’s feedback. And/but—I have so much more work to do!

2. I’m not sure that I remember the last time I took part in the annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). I recall traveling to DC in 2017, and purchasing a one-day pass to visit the Bookfair, and making my way to lots of gatherings and off-site events, including this one, but it’s possible that I haven’t attended the conference since then.

2022 may be the year I return, since the event will be taking place in easy-to-get-to Philadelphia. If you’re looking for a co-panelist/reader for your AWP 2022 event proposal, please keep me in mind (and you can contact me here).

3. And have you read the latest issue of The Practicing Writer 2.0? It was emailed to subscribers last Friday. Of course, it includes another carefully curated array of fee-free and paying opportunities. But as you’ll find when you read it, this issue also features an exceedingly inspirational “Success Story.” And as I imply in an editorial comment, one of the opportunity listings really hit me in the heart, too.

an open spiral notebook with a pen resting on a blank page, plus a text label that reads, "Midweek Notes."

2 thoughts on “Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

  1. Paul Lamb says:

    I think last year AWP was supposed to be in Kansas City, which would have meant I would have at least visited for a day, but that never happened.

    1. Oh, ho! Another member within driving distance of Kansas City, Missouri.

      What part of the area are you from?

      Best,
      Erwin K. Roberts

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