Signs of Summer

Happy Summer, OWFI!

Summer is in full swing! It’s the time of year for vacations and staycations, for beaches and mountains, for reuniting with family and gathering with friends.

How is your summer writing project going? Mine is well underway. I’m participating in the July Camp NaNoWriMo challenge with a goal of writing twenty thousand words and completing my cozy mystery novel. The Camp NaNoWriMo challenge is a great motivator to help me meet my word count, especially on days when I would rather be outside playing with my dog than writing. What’s your writing motivation this summer?

It’s hard to believe that it’s the middle of July already. While time flies, your OWFI officers are having fun planning the 2019 conference. Make sure to visit the 2019 Faculty page often for updates.

In addition to conference planning, I’ve visited several affiliates in the past month and have arranged to visit a few more. So far, I’ve been welcomed by Pen and Keyboard in Edmond and Rose Rock wRiters in Norman. We had a great time discussing the upcoming conference and writing in general. Affiliates offer many benefits, including a discount on OWFI individual membership. If you’d like to join an affiliate, check out Our Affiliates page, where we have many from which to choose. If you’re part of a group which would like to become an affiliate, visit our Become an Affiliate page for more information.

Our next virtual workshop will be held in just over one week at 7:00 p.m. on July 26, 2018. Vickey Kennedy will present about showing versus telling. All OWFI members are invited to attend for the low cost of just $5, and all proceeds will go to OWFI. You can enjoy the virtual workshop in your pj’s at home while you eat your favorite snack and drink your favorite beverage, or you can join friends at a local coffee shop. An advantage of the virtual workshop is that you can attend from anywhere you have wi-fi access. To sign up, head over to the OWFI Virtual Workshop page.

It’s not too late to join our #OWFISummerFun Instagram challenge! Share your summer photos with us, and you could win a $10 Amazon gift card.

Enjoy the rest of your summer, OWFI!