Clarion West Write-a-thon Ends This week.

 This is the final week of this year’s Clarion West Write-a-thon.  You have till July 27th if you want to sponsor me.  Any money raised by the write-a-thon goes toward funding for the Clarion West Writer’s Workshop.  It’s a good thing, and it’s worth supporting.  

I would love to attend someday, but I don’t think think it’ll ever be a thing I can do.  I can’t take six weeks off of work.  And even if I could afford it, I don’t know if I’d be able to handle six weeks away from home–away from Paul.  So, doing the write-a-thon is my way of being a part of something great.  

I just finished the rough draft of my story for this week.  It’s the 8th story that I’ve written for the write-a-thon, and I might have time for another before the week is done.  I’m not sure how much of my motivation of the past six weeks came from my goal of one story a week, but I do think it’s helped.  I think I’ll do it again next year. 

I haven’t raised a ton of money for Clarion.  Honestly, I’m just happy that my number is more than $0.  I have a feeling that most other people who participated helped them a lot more than I did.  But I hope that what money I did help to raise helps them to continue doing what they do.  

About Jamie

Jamie Lackey lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and their cats. She has over 160 short fiction credits, and has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Escape Pod. She has a novella and two short story collections available from Air and Nothingness Press. In addition to writing, she spends her time reading, playing tabletop RPGs, baking, and hiking. You can find her online at

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