What a week! What a month.
The Damsel has been asked to speak at two different writing conferences, and after she got past the shock, she realized she had a lot to do. Speaking is a new and different thing for the Damsel. There’s no delete button, no thinking it over and then revising.
The first event happened yesterday and the Damsel is pleased to report she did not throw up.
The topic was “mastering the fundamentals” and although the Damsel was talking about creative writing, it applies to nearly every aspect of life. Including, or perhaps even especially, learning basic, “old school” skills to take care of your family. In fact, it suggested to the mind of the Damsel a possible series of posts for this site: identifiying and teaching those skills that would be “fundamental” in becoming more self reliant.
So stay tuned for that. In the meantime, the Damsel is recovering nicely from her foray into public speaking, thanks to the Old School skill of huddling under the feather comforter with nice dark chocolate at hand. The twitching has nearly subsided.