Monday, April 20, 2015

Talking Writing and Eating Macarons

Good gravy, have you tried these things? These macarons that are everything delicious? I am addicted to the Salted Caramel Macarons they serve at one of our local pastry and coffee bar. If I was going to write a song about my favourites things these would be in there. And they're small, dainty even, so I pretend they have very few calories. Shush. Don't ruin them for me.

Also, I had a Salted Caramel Truffle blizzard last week - OMGOSH. So good. So bad for you. In comparison the calorie count of a macaron equals celery.

My writing group, the Saskatchewan Romance Writers, gathers at this little French pastry place once a month to talk shop. There is no formal agenda, no plan for the evening. Just writers getting together to talk about their own writing, craft, what's happening in the writing world, and books. We talk about our struggles, ask advice, celebrate milestones, and laugh. A lot.

Sometimes we coordinate on events like Authors for Indies which takes place on May 2nd at different bookstores across Canada. Authors are showing their support for independent bookstores by being in attendance, doing readings, and helping sell books.

Some of us are planning a Facebook party for June 1st. Fun, books, and prizes!

That's why we gather there, as well. To talk about writing, craft, share our love of books, and other things. My week is going to involve rewriting, which I love, and book club on Friday. Which means I'll be madly reading too. What are you're plans for the week?