On Saturday, I, uncharacteristically, woke up early despite having gone to bed only at about 03:30am. It is true what has been said about doing what we love: doing what we love isn’t work. (This isn’t exactly the same but it’s a similar sentiment.)
My usual self avoids the unfamiliar, situations and places, especially if scheduled for early in the day. However, I was a better version of me early on this Saturday morning: I was on time for All About Writing‘s writing workshop held in Saxonwold, organized by Jozi Wrimo. For anything else, I would have asked why it wasn’t in Fourways and found an excuse not to go.
I am definitely happy that I went to the workshop. I met some wonderful Joburg writers braving this year’s NaNoWriMo and I learned quite a lot from Jo-Anne Richards and Richard Beynon. I’m sure to take their writing course early next year.
Icing on the cake was that I was one of the two winners to take home this book, ‘The Eleventh Month’, an anthology of short stories written one weekend in November 2016. Hurray! Ain’t I lucky!