Friday, July 6, 2012

Creative Synergy, Maine-ly

by Sheila Webster Boneham

On Wednesday, Linda Hull wrote that she was watching the fireworks in Portland, Maine. Funnily enough, by the time you read this I will be winging my way to Portland, and from there I'll head north to Brunswick where I get to spend ten days participating in the Stonecoast MFA program's workshops, classes, readings, and exhausting, exhilarating, inspiring, and generally fantastic interactions. The energy created by a hundred or so writers of all stripes in one place for a week and a half is hard to describe, but let me just say that I'm really excited to be heading north, and not just because Maine is ten degrees cooler than North Carolina right now!

As I write this, I'm partly packed and need to wrap that up. So I'm going to wimp out on this post and show you a few photo of one of my favorite places in Maine - not where I'm headed now, but Pemaquid Point, a bit further up the coast. The first mystery I remember reading was set there, and I wrote about that on my own blog on Monday. If you'd like to read about that, go to Click to go to "Mysterious Monday at Pemaquid Point: Real People Write Books."

Pemaquid Point lighthouse.

When I get back I'll be holing up to finish the final revision of my second Animals in Focus mystery, tentatively titled The Money Bird. Then I'll be going into high gear preparing for the launch of the first book, Drop Dead on Recall as I think about book three. I have a few other projects in the works, too, so I'm counting on my week in Maine to help rev me up. May we all take inspiration where we find it and live creatively.

And I'm off!

1 comment:

Kathleen Ernst said...

Sounds lovely, Sheila! Have a great time, and come home with lots of inspiration bubbling.