Not Waving, But Drowning in Nostalgia

The signpost up ahead says maudlin sentimentality. Turn around before it’s too late.

However, if you too are sad because you aren’t going to Martha’s Vineyard this weekend to see wonderful writer people and have life changing revelations about your writing, you can click on the more spot.

Where I Spent My Autumn Vacation

I don’t know what to say, really. You can read the posts that I wrote, which are linked from the VP page. You can see that it was pivotal for me as a writer.

You can read the posts of my classmates. You can guess that we became close. I can’t help but feel attached to these very talented, very giving writers. Of course I want to relive that week.

And, of course, I appreciate the good teaching and writing advice from the instructors, and the support from past VP’ers who fed us, held us up, and made this experience perfect in countless ways.

I thank the fates for letting me see some of you at World Fantasy last year, some more of you at Readercon this year, and some others of you in February.

Let’s make a habit of running into each other for the rest of our lives, just like Teresa said at the beginning of the workshop.

Damn. I miss you all. What a world, where we can not be in a special place all the time.


Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

3 thoughts on “Not Waving, But Drowning in Nostalgia”

  1. just…. chopping some onions over here…. never mind me….

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