Clarion West: I Just Met You, and This is Crazy

But I’m a writer. Sponsor me, maybe?

So one of my goals is to eventually make it into the Clarion West workshop.  I have never applied. It seemed like a dream too far to realize. But I’m applying for next summer, and I’ll keep applying until I either make it in or I drop dead. Whichever comes first.

But I did join their annual Write-a-thon, a fundraiser that helps motivate me and helps to fund Clarion West. I’ve committed to writing my first novella, which is titled Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love. It’s beautiful. And tragic. And it makes my heart soar. If you’re interested in sponsoring me and throwing five or ten dollars toward Clarion West, you may do so on my Clarion West page. 

That would be awesome. I’ll keep you up to date on my progress. And you certainly don’t have to donate, either! I’ll keep you up to date on my progress, anyway. This is a lovely opportunity that came precisely when I needed it. I couldn’t be happier.

Do you have any summer goals? Would you like to share them with me? I’d love to hear what you’re up to!

6 Comments on “Clarion West: I Just Met You, and This is Crazy”

  1. I’m with you, Mercedes! I would like nothing more than to get a good chunk (40,000+) of this YA novel done so I can get it out of my head and sleep better at night. Good luck with your novella.

  2. Don’t those workshops look so cool? I’ve been wanting to go to. They sound like the stuff of legend and I love how you have to stay in the dorms and bond with the other writers.

  3. I am behind you 100% Mercedes. I can’t wait to continue to read your writing so anything I can do to support you I will do. Your talent is amazing.

    As for my writing my goal for July is to just try to write something everyday. I have fallen out of practice. I used to write at least 1K a day. I don’t know when or why that stopped. Once I get through July then I will make new plans for August. It is all a crazy process.

    All my love to you,


  4. Let’s do this, Matt. RAWR! See you tonight!

    billie, I’m hearing wonderful things about life-long friendships. Isn’t that amazing? Wouldn’t that be cool?

    Ardee-ann, you’re such a joy. Thank you. 1k a day is extremely substantial! I’m with you in the writing a little every day. I’m starting smaller until I get back in the habit. 😀

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