Monday, July 7, 2014

July Letter from the Editor

By Debi Archibald

We are now officially into the second half of 2014 and, at least here in Colorado, smack dab in the middle of the season where the outdoors beckons us away from our desks. Are you at least halfway through your writing goals for the year? (You do have yearly writing goals, right?)

Part of the raison d'ĂȘtre for Writing from the Peak is to help the readership focus on goals and forward
momentum. This blog is a communal effort with contributions from a wide spectrum of voices and perspectives. On occasion, the regular columnists have asked me what topic I would like them to address. As a rookie, I have deferred to their expertise. But today I find myself wondering if that isn't a really good question to ask you, the readers.

Is there some previously undiscussed aspect of writing or the writer's life you would like to read about? Or perhaps there is a subject we have addressed here at WFTP, but you would like to hear a slightly different slant or experience or viewpoint.

Now is your chance to speak up. Of course, if there are a hundred different ideas for blog topics it would take the next two years to catch up! But I suspect there may be some common threads of unanswered questions or concerns out there that we can pass on to our talented team of bloggers. Let me hear your thoughts in the Comment section and thank you for your participation in this forum.

About the Author:  Debi Archibald is a Colorado Springs native but spent most of her life wandering both the Arizona desert and healthcare administration. She is now blissfully reestablished at the foot of Pikes Peak. She has one very bad novel under her belt (and in a drawer) and a second, hopefully not so bad, underway. In addition to fiction, she ventures into humor and short memoir. A recovering foreign language geek, she is also passionate about hiking, cooking, reading and being a grandmother, the role she is sure she was born for. She shares her home with the world’s most human Siberian Husky, Sasha. You can find her at


  1. Here's some thoughts off the top of my head:

    I've finished my novel. What now?

    I've finished a short story. What now?

    I've received a publishing contract. What should I do before signing it?

    .... I know these are business-related topics, but I feel they are important to the readership.

  2. Thanks, J.T. Your ideas go on "the list".


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