Over this past weekend I was privileged to share space with over thirty writers in the 12th Annual Muskoka Novel Marathon, an event held every July, which totes the motto ‘Writers Helping Readers’. All money raised through the Novel Marathon is given to the local literacy chapter to fund and develop new programs to help people raise their skills in reading, writing, and math. One such program called, Savvy Seniors, even assists seniors in understanding and how to use a computer so they can send an email to their grandchildren, connect with old friends, or surf the web. Now that’s magic.
I’ve been a part of this wonderful fundraiser in some capacity for the better part of eight years. This year shows the most growth, not just with the money raised (the highest ever), but the feeling of Esprit De Corps among all of us. Plus being well fed 24/7 is a bonus! Some of the competing authors wrote over 200 pages, and I believe one particular author bested her best and wrote over 300 pages. Now that’s magic!
Sigh. I already miss my author peeps, but thanks to Facebook, we can continue to connect until next July rolls around for the 13th Muskoka Novel Marathon. And that, my readers, is magic.