Welcome to …

The Writing Studio

Not only a new place to hang out with my website and blog, but also a new name. A story in a minute to tell you how I came up with that name. I’m sure you’re wondering why the move. There are numerous answers to that question. I’ll be posting in coming days my reasons for considering the change.

New Name

Some months ago my husband, Bob, began designing a structure which started out as an extension on the end of our back porch. The extension would be in the form of a tower reaching up toward our Douglas fir trees. Like all designs, and yes blog posts, it went through several iterations. We jokingly talked about who space it was going to be and for what purpose.

Time for a Change

Having spent several months working from my recliner in our family room and still struggling with the comfort level of my office chair, I decided a change of scenery would be in order. I was further tempted by the fact that Bob’s design had turned into a writing space for me opposite our bedroom in the back yard. Here are a couple of examples of his handy workmanship on a difficult design. I still wonder what he was thinking when he drew this up as a hexagonal structure.   Several names were tossed around for this space–riter’s retreet (Bob), writing house (holdover from the days I spent in the Willamette Writers house), and then somehow we settled on The Writing Studio. Hence, the name for my site going forward. I want this to be my home as well as yours. A place where we can come together, share a cup of coffee or tea, and talk writing, words, books, or needy places in our souls. Hoping you’ll visit often.

Status Update…and a Favor to Ask

Status Update

On this next Sunday, August 6th, it will have been two months since my last post here. During that time, I’ve had surgery, am in my eighth week of recovery, and have managed to recover from sticker shock at the medical bills we now have to pay.

The best news is my pain level is vastly diminished, and my surgeon released me last week to return to normal activities. That release came with a disclaimer. My surgeon’s expectations are that I will use common sense and previous experience with back surgeries to keep my activities within reason.

Soon I will be returning to my blog activities and my newsletter. Both bring me to the favor I need from you.

A Favor to Ask

In September, I will be moving my site to another platform. As you may know, each platform affords its clients a variety of options for use in building a site. The trickiest among those options, I have learned, is the way you can build the email list for your blog and newsletter. Therefore, I need your help.

If you signed up using the “follow” button or “follow via email” option in the sidebar [of my wordpress site], AND You want to continue Receiving blog posts, Please do the following:

In order to keep things flowing as they have been, followers who have received only my blog posts over the years by either of the above methods need to please complete the sign up form at this link.

if you receive my newsletter as well as blog posts AND want to continue, Please follow these instructions:

By receiving my newsletter, you may follow this link to the newsletter Preference Center. There you’ll need to enter your name and email again but you’ll note that you now have three options from which to select indicating how you’d like to receive updates.

When Does This Move Take Place?

It is my hope to have the site completed and up and running no later than September 15th or perhaps before then. If you look for me here and find me missing, you can use the same url for this site, https://sherreymeyer.com. Until the move is complete, the url will remain active here.

I am hoping you continue to follow by using the above directions. However, should you decide otherwise, I will miss you but know like changing seasons our interests and needs change. Either way, I wish you well on your journey wherever it takes you.

Thanks for your time,