The winter that almost wasn't is finally here. We have enjoyed unseasonably warm weather and almost no snow throughout December and January. As I write this, that has changed dramatically. The snow from the latest storm is falling steadily. By the time it is finished, it will add another 3-5 inches on top of the foot or so that still lingers on our deck from the last storm and the lake is a plateau of white. I hope this finds you and yours safe and warm.
Some of you may be getting this for the first time after having signed up over a year ago. I am working to get rid of the backlog of far-past-due signups and I apologize for the long delay.
If you are new to this community, welcome. If you have any comments or suggestions regarding these announcements, please share them with me via the contact page on my website at AuthorChuckMiceli.com or directly via e-mail at Chuck@AuthorChuckMiceli.com
And now, here is what’s UP AND COMING.
Unicorn Writers Conference
If you are a writer, you might want to consider joining me in attending this event. The conference on March 25 will be held again this year at the beautiful Manhattanville College campus in New York. It will feature a host of workshops and opportunities for you to meet with agents, editors and other writers. For an additional fee, you can even have an agent or editor read the first fourty pages of your manuscript and provide detailed feedback in a thirty minute one to one session. You can check out all the aspects of the event on their website at: http://ift.tt/1tqfURh
Now Available at SoCCA
If you know someone who is looking to purchase a copy of Amanda's Room, both the original and Traveler editions are now available at the Southington Community Cultural Arts building, 93 Main Street, in Southington. There is much to see and do in this absolutely unique venue, including exhibited artwork, classes on a variety of art related subjects, performance space, special events and an art related retail store. You can check out all they have to offer on their website at: https://www.southingtonarts.org/
Last week I met with my screenwriter, Carl Guerra, who gave me the latest draft of the screenplay for Amanda's Room. Carl has been multi-tasking by also developing the screenplay for a book by my colleague and friend, Dan Blanchard. Dan is an award-winning author, speaker and educator and he and I are discussing how we might collaborate on jointly approaching studios. More to come.
Here is the latest update on the book, the play, et. al.
I am still rewriting Wounded Angels per feedback from editor, Bob Zaslow, in preparation for pitching it to agents at the Unicorn Writer's Conference on March 25. While the process is sometimes exasperating, I see significant improvements with each iteration so in the end, I pray it will be worth it. For now, I'll just keep on plugging.
THE PLAY SCRIPT
Between my UCONN and private writer's groups, I have been meeting weekly going on five months now and I am already signed up for another UCONN session. Like the book, I receive a great deal of feedback on the play, which in turn translates into more rewriting but I am making steady progress and I am thrilled with the results.
AND ON TO THE STAGE...
Before Wounded Angels hits the main theaters, I am arranging for a number of staged readings. These involve actors reading the play before a live audience but without the trappings of a full production. I will be discussing the play with those who attend to solicit their reactions and feedback. If you are available, here is an opportunity for you to help shape what the final play will become. The first of these staged readings is currently planned for Thursday, April 20 at UCONN Waterbury. More details will follow in my upcoming announcements.
AND THE AUDIO BOOK?
With all the work on the book, the screenplay and the stage play, there just hasn't been time for me to more forward on the audio book right now. Hopefully, more to come on this project in the near future.
Short and Sweet
That does it for this month. Thank you for spending a while with me. Until next month,