Linda Nagata: the blog at Hahví.net

Home From A Workshop

November 1st, 2017

I returned home on Monday from an intense eight-day workshop on the business of writing, held on the Oregon Coast.

Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch have held the ever-evolving “Master Class” workshop for many years. It’s aimed at the needs of working writers and is updated each year to reflect changes in the publishing business. I found it extremely useful and I’ve returned full of ideas and new inspiration. I have a a lot to do.

Writing more fiction is my top priority and I’ve already adjusted my schedule to accommodate that. My plan is to ignore email, Twitter, and the news until at least noon. Instead, I’ll start my day by diving straight into writing — after my early morning play session with Xena Rose, of course.

I’ve succeeded at this new schedule for two days so far — yay me! — and I’ve already seen a significant improvement in my productivity.

Afternoons and evenings will be for everything else, as I gradually implement many of the new ideas I’ve gathered.

That’s it for now. More soon.

Posted on: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 4:09 pm
Categories: Publishing.
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2 Responses to “Home From A Workshop”

  1. Clyde Says:

    Sounds like a very productive workshop. I hope it helps you get things done.

    Rusch is incredibly productive in multiple genres. She is a good model if you have that much energy. I just finished one of her crime-fiction books (Protectors) under her Kris Nelscott pen name. Good stuff.

  2. Linda Says:

    Kris is amazing! I definitely can’t match her energy. 😉