Earlier this year (or late last year - can't remember), I applied for one of 18 coveted spots in the Clarion West Writers' Workshop. I wrote an excellent introductory letter and supplied a spectacular sample of my writing. Unfortunately, I failed to be accepted.
A while ago, in what I can only describe as the height of gall, they asked if I would care to participate in their annual fundraising write-a-thon which runs concurrent to the workshop they felt disinclined to invite me to attend.
Well, I've always been a big fan of gall. I said sure.
I've been working away on a new novel called, Doc Merl's Rolling Apothecary and I set myself a personal goal of muscling through a first draft of it before the end of summer. It just so happens that the Clarion West Workshop (and their write-a-thon) runs six weeks through that very same summer.
If you'd like to sponsor me and donate a little cash toward the workshop you can follow this link.
Who knows? Maybe I'll apply again next year.