I signed up for a YA writer’s course with the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. It doesn’t start until April, but I’m pretty excited about it. It has been a long time since I’ve been in a writing class.

So, I’ve finally made some progress on my new novel! The story takes place around 11th century India, and having grown up in this country, I know next to nothing about Indian history. I was basically immersing myself in the time period until yesterday, when I finally started writing again. I have a basic story concept but I’m kind of letting the story go as it will at this point and seeing where the characters take me. I may begin outlining a little soon.

In the meantime though, since I’ve started writing, I would really like to join a critique group. I’m not sure how to find one, though. I will probably check out the New England SCBWI website and see if I can find something that way.

So, it seems to have snowed in Boston. Did anyone notice?

The Boston Globe website had a little photo gallery of things people have been using as space savers. I think this one is hilarious:

Anyway, was really good. Their website is really well done, I think, though I had trouble adding food to my favorites. I would highly recommend them.