Lesson 1026 – Chicklit, I am

I attended a writer’s workshop this past weekend sponsored by the Romance Writer’s of America, New Hampshire branch. Most everyone there wrote Romance – you know,” chicklit.” The fabulous and talented speaker, Debra Dixon, spoke for hour, after hour, about the process of designing and constructing a story. I learned so much useful information. It was easily one of the best writer’s events I had ever attended.


Deb looks like she is sleeping here, but she held her own and talked through an 8 hour workshop. Full respect to her.

And yet, I kept feeling that I needed to distance myself from most of those in the audience. I don’t write Romance (nothing wrong with it, it’s just not my genre) and so when the questions about plot ran to:

  • Girlfriend fights
  • Finding true love
  • Wanting to be independent

I kind of zoned out. That’s not what I do, I tried to convince myself – I don’t write Romance.

But then I’ve looked back on this blog where for the last 5 years, I’ve been recording such stories as:

  • The hens’ constant pecking
  • Finding love from a tiny chick who was given a chance at life, and
  • Pushing baby chicks out of the house into the coop

And I realized you know what? When you really come down to it, although I do not write Romance, there is no doubt, no doubt at all that I definitely write chicklit.


Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com

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Filed under Backyard Chickens, chicken care, Chicks, Holidays, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Personal, Quotable Chicks, The Family

3 responses to “Lesson 1026 – Chicklit, I am

  1. Lee Laughlin


    • Wendy Thomas


      Somehow I knew that might be your response!

      Best workshop ever.

      On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 2:30 PM, Lessons Learned from the Flock wrote:


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