Friday, September 14, 2012

...fade in

I never really realized exactly how much of my life was tied up in my children. Most of the time they're underfoot doing kid things--staring in the refrigerator, wondering why we don't have an extra large TV and muttering about the neighbors. My kid isn't doing better, but he isn't doing worse and I'm not hovering--for now. When you're really sick, stability is good.

I've been messing with my blog again. Maybe the winter scene was part of my mindset, like the interactive was just a big blank. It's back to normal and until I figure out how to run images across the top without tiling them this is pretty much it.

David has started vlogging--not that I want to vlog--and it's got me thinking about video. Two years later, and it's like I've gone light years past core events. Not that core events are bad or don't work, it's just that I've started seeing the connections. It's all meham's fault. I have powerpoint-itis, and there is no cure. Luckily I've been reading Garr Reynold's book, Presentation Zen (I finally broke down and bought it) and light has dawned on my horizon along with new business cards. Red ones. I suspect it's a combination of Presentation Zen and that article on cover design that everyone's been passing around. If nothing else it's lucky.

I'm headed to the Emerald City conference next month and it's not that I'm pitching or anything, but I'd love a couple of good days. Some decent food, people who don't get that glazed look when you talk about books, and maybe a trip to the Cheesecake Factory across the street and some Trophy Cupcakes for my kid. The best part is that I live close enough to drive home each night, and how cool is that?

I'm headed into fall--kind of scared. I'd put off workshops until the end of the year and I'm out of practice. If you signed up for my defunct story doctoring workshop, get in touch with me (jodihenley@ gmail.com) and I'll put you in my December savvy story doctoring workshop for free. Right now I have all the self-motivation of a sponge. I need structure. Thank God for savvy and the forum mods. They keep me focused and on track.

If you belong to savvy, they're running a freebie in December.  Bunch of instructors all "squeezed into a virtual room" working on your questions. I still can't visualize it--it doesn't sound like chat. Maybe a scaled down forum? I dunno. Whatever it is, it's free and if you have a question about your work and want some free advice (a week's worth of free advice! I ain't cheap no more, lol) come sign up and let's talk.

5 comments:

Jennifer Leeland said...

Well awesome!!!!! Hope tons of people come for the workshop!

Jodi Henley said...

lol, Jen! Why aren't you having your nervous breakdown? You know I dropped by to help stir the crazy.

I'm kinda torn on the whole "lots of people" thing. On one hand, I enjoy the workshops, on the other more than thirty and I start to get that "help me! I talk too much" look. lol!! moderate attendance is always good :)

deanna rebekah said...

I enjoy hearing and seeing your process in blogland. Hope the workshop will be fun. I'm glad things aren't worse for your son -- hang in there with the challenges, smart lady.

deanna said...

I enjoy hearing and seeing your process in blogland. Hope the workshop will be fun. I'm glad things aren't worse for your son -- hang in there with the challenges, smart lady.

Jodi Henley said...

I hope the workshop will be fun too. :) I think it's the only time my brain stretches--better than it sounds, lol.

Glad you dropped by, Deanna.