Week 3 starts today and I have two bits of good news to report. First, according to the CW workshop admins, people donated enough money in a little over 48 hours to cover the cost of purchasing new laptops for the students who lost theirs to theft. You know how earlier today I said there were times I just wanted to walk away from this community? Well, this is one of the reasons I don’t. We are a community and we take care of each other in times of need. People’s generosity always amazes me, even though I see it time and again. Thanks to everyone who donated or spread the word. I’m sure the students and admins and teachers appreciate everything and will always do so.
Speaking of generosity, I just got a note from a write-a-thon coordinator letting me know what sponsorships have come in so far. A few people went ahead and donated their money (Linda Addison did so with the warning that she knew where to find me if I didn’t write — eek!) and some of them weren’t on the list I was keeping to see if I’d reached my goal yet. Well lo, with the addition of these fine folks, I found out that I met my goal of having $1000 pledged! In fact, the total is actually $1010 if I meet all of my writing goals. And I have a ton of motivation to do so. Thank you, everyone. This really made my day.
So! This week I’m thinking of doing chapter 2, since I have a vague idea of how it will go and I’m interested to see where my girls will take me next. This is probably going to be a longer one, so I’m back to grinding out 1K a day or so. Should be interesting as I’m going to be upstate for most of the week. At least it’s a nice place and quiet in the evenings :)