On this blog, author Leanne (Willetts) Dyck reviews books, shares her short stories, offers online author readings, and comments on her author journey. Leanne writes for adults and children. Her long-term goal (five years) is to be published by a large, established publishing house. Her short goal (one year) is to earn one million page views for this blog. Please help nurture this blog by visiting 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