Now I’m really messed up

I have pretty much shelved my fiction writing for now. I don’t have the time to learn to do it right, really. And I don’t have the time to apply what I already know.

I still have countless stories I want to tell; images and climaxes reel crazily through my head most of the day. But I really just have to support my family right now.

I received my notice about BYU’s Conference for Writers and Illustrators today. The conference is in June and I had no (again.. NO) intention of going. Tracy and Laura Hickman will be there, doing the SciFi/Fantasy workshop.

Good heavens what do I do now? If I go I will have to pay the huge fee, but then I get to worship at Tracy Hickman’s feet. And three editors will be there. And I do have a book I want to publish, and I think it’s good and I just need to make it better.


What do I do? No, seriously. I really need help with this.

What do I do?

I have to decide fast if I’m going to be able to sign up for the workshop I want.


About jaredgarrett

Jared Garrett is the author of Beat, a YA scifi thriller, and its forthcoming sequel, both published by Future House Publishing. A new series, debuting in January 2016 and also published by Future House, kicks off with Lakhoni, a fast-paced rescue adventure in a world reminiscent of Aztec culture, to be released in January 2016. He self-published Beyond the Cabin, a novelization of his childhood in a cult, in December 2014. Both Beat and Beyond the Cabin were Whitney Award nominees, and his story Song of the Wind, received honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest. In addition to writing, he's spent fifteen years in adult education and is an accomplished public speaker and workshop leader.
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