Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A new adventure and finding new inspiration

Gracious stars and garters has it been quite a stressful time, but things are looking up as I have embarked on an awesome new adventure. One that excites me as an author and reader.

Astor County Library with branch manager Jonathan Dolce 
Many of you know I am a strong supporter of public libraries. Our local libraries are our favorite hangouts. Now I have a new way to support my local library, the Astor County Library. I've started working there as a Library Page! Yes, they really let me behind the circulation desk :)

I've been there about 3 weeks now and I LOVE IT! We might be tiny but we are a huge part of this community. Being behind the big desk you can see all the hard work that goes into making sure this area has all the resources it needs.

I can't wait to learn more and work on some programs of my own for our folks. As a matter of fact I just got the go ahead to hold a Camp NaNo program this April for our patrons. The program is open to all but we're going to focus on our kids that come and hang out on Tuesday nights. Who knows we might just inspire the next Hemmingway or Jane Austin.

Being surrounded by books and talking with patrons about their favorite stories has inspired me to be
Proof! They let me behind the big desk! :) 
more diligent in my own writing. I have several manuscripts saying finish me, finish me! It's time to get to it and get another book out on the shelves. That means making some goals. So...

1. Finish the next chapter in Outlaw Born
2. Start putting together some ideas for Camp NaNo
3. Start putting ideas together for Blogging from A to Z Challenge  

Now that I've landed a dream job how about you? What is your dream job or what in your job inspires your stories?


Mary Ann Bernal said...

Congratulations, wishing you the best.

Deniz Bevan said...

Congratulations! That sounds wonderful, being surrounded by books and helping others find books.

alberta ross said...

lucky you - used to be a dream job of mine when I was small:) we are having so many libraries close here in Uk esp. in the villages - the small ones where every one knew each other - a crime of unmitigated proportions - it seems quite a few of us are doing the A_Z - keep smiling:)

Fantasy Writer Guy said...

I love my Hamilton Ontario libraries and visit at least once a week. Congrats on taking on Camp NaNo and A-to-Z simultaneously! The combination makes for quite a challenge which some friends and I take on every year. I try to get most of A-Z material assembled during March. It feels a little bit like cheating but not really! Good luck!

M.J. Fifield said...

I love my local library, and I love that working there is your dream job! It's great that you'll be hosting a Camp NaNo program.