Happiness is …

Some wonderful things have been happening recently in my writing life.

Firstly, in order of happening, my paper entitled “Warming Up Before Sitting Down: from online to inter-face writing support” which I submitted to the 2nd International Conference on Creativity and Writing, held in Orivesi, Finland, in November 2010, has been included in the conference papers now stored in the digital archive at Jyväskylä University, Finland.

Then, out of the blue, I was asked to lead workshops in English on short fiction at the Writers´Studio in Vienna. Stay tuned for the autumn/spring programme. These will be nurturing events to help sow seeds of stories and watch them grow.

And thirdly, Canadian Darcie Friesen Hossack, author of the story collection, Mennonites Don´t Dance for which she was nominated for the Commonwealth Prize, has interviewed me on her blog with questions that helped me put my writing life into focus.

I have just finished reading Mennonites Don´t Dance, so stay tuned for my thoughts on this already acclaimed collection of stories.

It´s raining outside in Vienna, but that´s great for my garden – my writing flowers are blooming with happiness.