Author: avjohnson

Writing in the Mountains

8d1dc5e11e20db2c4271dab840a6c0e9Sometimes, when you take yourself seriously, and you are really, really lucky, good things can happen. I’m so very excited to have been selected for a Creative Residency this Fall at the beautiful Hambidge Center! Situated on 600 acres in the North Georgia mountains, it’s one of the first artist communities in the United States. I look forward to writing with a view of the forest, streams, meadows, waterfalls and hopefully rare salamanders!


Quote of the Day

Sometimes when I think how good my book can be, I can hardly breathe.

                                                                                                                                                              -Truman Capote

I Survived National Novel Writing Month

So I participated in National Novel Writing Month this year, wherein one writes 50,000 words between Nov 1st and Nov 30th.  If you reach the 50K word count, the NaNoWriMo team counts you a winner. To prove it, they give you this awesome winner widget to show off.  The self-respect you earn is all on you.

I’m not going to lie, it was a life-changer. I’ve not had that much fun exploring a new activity since I can’t remember when. I wrote every morning at 5am before I started my day job, my parenting job, my life job or anything else except for a huge cup of coffee and letting my dogs out to pee. I highly recommend it for anyone who was ever wondering if they could write a book.

Love books? Write one!