It has been some time since I last posted, and I promise to be more dutiful in the future. I’ve been busy editing my first book and writing my second. It’s an interesting process, but sadly I neglected my time here.
Another reason I haven’t written much was my preparation for the League of Utah Writers conference and writing contest. For those who don’t know of the league, I’ll include a link. It’s wonderful organization that has helped me improve my writing immensely. I’m particularly thankful for the Cache Valley branch and the incredible aid they’ve given me in the last few years.
I presented a fun class on how to use foreign/artificial languages in writing and reflecting culture. It took me several days to prepare the slides and presentation. I wore my yukata for effect and while nervous sweat beaded my neck, the presentation went wonderfully thanks to a group of excellent students.
I only submitted four pieces to the competition this year and am overjoyed that my “Five Minutes” took first place in Creative Nonfiction.
I need to give those who prepared the most successful conference the league has ever had a big thanks. Especially to the league’s president and conference planner Amanda Luzzader. It was a huge success Amanda! Great work!