Other Kinds of Creativity

I’m just home from a jaunt through the Northwest. I brought books, notebooks, and my laptop, but I didn’t do any writing work. I simply appreciated other people’s creativity.

With sand:

Latte foam:

Salty soccer chants:

And lyrics. (Our marriage entered its last year as a teenager, so we took it to a My Morning Jacket concert.)

Watching others exercise their creativity always inspires me. So now I’m home with my notebook, adding characters like this cat who does fundraising for an animal shelter at Pike Place Market in Seattle.

Off To Disney World (and NCTE)

I did add words to my WIP, but I’m going to include them in next week’s vlog update. Today I wrote most of chapter eleven while flying to Orlando, Florida to attend NCTE (a big teacher conference). When my seat mate asked about my story, I realized that I’ve got to work on that snappy hook thing. But at least she went back to sleep and I wrote a few more pages!

Anyway, while I’m talking about THE OTHER HAPPILY EVER AFTER: TRANSFORMING AND EMPOWERING READERS THROUGH A RE-TOOLING OF THE FEMALE HERO JOURNEY (sounds fancy, huh?) at NCTE, please stop by and read the interview I did on Debbie’s Cranberry Fries Blog http://cranberryfries.blogspot.com/2010/11/author-interview-with-sydney-salter.html

Here’s the view from my room at The Coronado:

I’ll post some fun Disney details next week!