Author Leanne Dyck writes: Welcome to my blog. Offered for your entertainment: short stories, book reviews, and the continuing saga of an adult with dyslexia (me) on an exciting author journey. I'm writing picture books for children, a YA novel and short stories (and short novels) for adults. Please help nurture this blog by visiting, commenting, subscribing and sharing.
One of my dreams—which I now realize (thanks to Joanna Penn) is a goal—is to establish a writer’s
retreat on beautiful Mayne Island. I plan to offer your writer’s dream—an isolate
cottage in which to work, a comfortable bed in which to sleep and a supportive
community in which to promote your work.
Yes, its true Mayne Islanders enjoy and want more author
readings. This I learned after reading the 2012 Mayne Island Library survey. Of
the 25% islanders who responded 61.3% reported that they wanted the library to
offer author readings.
My writer’s retreat is a beautiful goal I’m working towards. But until it becomes reality I will continue to practice.
Each summer, it’s my habit to take a hiatus from my
volunteer, social and physical pursuits to devote my days to my true passion—my
hus…um, er…my writing.
After breakfast, with notebook in tow, I head out to the
backyard. There, content, I write.
It’s an exciting journey of discovery that I’m looking
forward to embarking on once again. And I’d like you to come along. In fact, I
need you to join me.
Every Thursday, on this blog, I will report my word
count. Being accountable to you will keep me focused on my goal. With your help
I was able to complete A Long Way From Her. I hope you will help me again, this
time with The Sweater Curse—a novel. We set out on this journey on Thursday, June 7th.
Will you accompany me? *** Next post: Please welcome Author Peter Carroll