January 19, 2014
Occasionally, I have one of those experiences where I go to an event and leave completely energized and inspired to go into the world and do great things. Luckily, it happened to me at the Bedford Post Inn Literary Series event last week. As a side note, the Bedford Post Inn holds a special place in my heart. Not only is it where I celebrated my 40th birthday at a beautiful luncheon with my closest friends and family, but it’s also where Grace, the main character in my novel On Grace, celebrates her 40th birthday at a beautiful luncheon with her closest friends and family. No coincidence.
The speaker last week, Dani Shapiro, is the author of eight books. Her latest book is Still Writing—a “memoir, meditation on the artistic process, and advice on craft.” I’m still in the middle, but it has already earned a permanent spot on my writing desk. I know I will refer to Still Writing regularly for inspiration, validation, and moral support.