Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Friday, January 21, 2011

Reasons to Smile =)

300 followers! Wow. I never dreamed so many people would take an interest in my blog. Thanks so much to all of you. I appreciate your comments and your support and your friendship. I sincerely hope I'll have something to say here at the Writing Chair that will be valuable to you.

Two new hats!



Aren't they cute? I needed something to chase away the January blahs.

I wrote yesterday! Only for half an hour and only one page, but it was one page more than I've written on any other day this week, and I actually felt good about what came out of me. Perhaps the end of writer's block is in sight.

And something that's got me really happy dancing:

Registration is now open for Life, the Universe, and Everything (aka LTUE)! February 17-19, 2011 at the Harman Conference center on the BYU campus.

But the part that really has me all giddy is that if you click on the schedule, you'll see my name there. I am on four panels. Two of them with the amazing Dave Wolverton/Farland. I have been waiting for this day for something like fifteen years! I'm really excited. And nervous.

In case you're going to be there (and all you local folks, I sure hope you are!) and are interested, here are my panels (subject to change):

Thursday, 4pm  The Writing Life (How to set and keep goals, prioritize, etc.)

Friday, 10am  How to Write a Good Short Story

Friday, 1pm  Dialog Tags and Speech Patterns

Saturday 9am  Religion in Science Fiction: How to Make it Work

So, what are you smiling about today?

25 comments:

Nisa said...

Angie, that is wonderful! I really wish I could be there! I'll definitely be thinking of you and cheering you on from here though!

lotusgirl said...

congrats on the 300 followers. I'm happy I have my computer back.

Karen Akins said...

Congrats on the 300 and on LTUE! Sounds like it will be great.

Karen Lange said...

Congrats all around - hats, followers, etc.! Your hats made me smile today. So cute!
Happy weekend,
Karen

tiffany said...

cingrats on being on the panels the hats are so cute i like them & 300 followers that is amazing

im so proud of you

Gabe said...

How exciting, both for the followers and the panels.

tyrca said...

I like hats. You'll see my hat at LTUE too. This is the first year I'll be on a panel, but I've been coming for 4-5 years now. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Karen Evans

Shallee said...

I'm totally going! Can't wait to see you there, I'm looking forward to your panels! And those hats are awesome.

Rochelle said...

Congrats on everything! Wish I could come down and see your panels! Good luck!

Lois D. Brown said...

Congrats on 300. I plan on being at BYU for LTUE on Thursday, so I'll wave at you.

Linz said...

=D yea 300!! You rock girl!!

Tess said...

how cool is that? to participate on a panel at LTUE...very neat.

and, super cute hats. super.

ali said...

Congratulations on the 300! You deserve every single one of us!

Hope I get to see you at LTUE!

Kim Coates said...

I'm so excited for you to be a part of LTUE. I haven't been there before, but plan to this year. I'll be watching for you!

Congrats on your 300! :)

Jacqueline Howett said...

Love the hats! Congrats on reaching 300. Love the view.

Angie said...

Hey, everyone! All your comments make me smile too. Thanks. =D

Jan Markley said...

Congrats on all your followers! That's an accomplishment. Send a few my way if you have too many ... lol!

Talei said...

Hey fab hats indeed! And Congrats on your lovely 300 followers. ;)

T. Anne said...

Yay three hundred! I'm thrilled your writers block is breaking down. I hope the words flow!

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats on 300 followers! That's great!

WritingNut said...

Congrats on 300 followers and all of your other wonderful accomplishments! :)

thewritewords-lindsey said...

WoW, congrats on the followers! 300is quite a number, and from my visits to The Writing Chair, you’ve managed to keep me plenty entertained, so I’m sure the others will have a great time too! You’re a fine hostess! :-)

The conference looks like such fun and your panels are definitely intriguing. Wish I were going!

Amie B said...

fantastic news angie! that's incredible! you'll do great! and if you're nervous just picture all of us eating chocolate while we write...hmmm...i don't know how that will help....maybe the hunger pangs will get your mind off of your nerves :)

Angie said...

Thanks, Lindsey. I'm glad you've enjoyed the blog. Amie, I think I'll just bring some chocolate for me to eat when I get nervous. ;) Thanks!

L.T. Elliot said...

Hooray to 300! You're awesome, Angie! I'm not surprised at all!

I'm so glad you're going to LTUE! I'll be so happy to see you!!