Savor each success, each victory along your path!
MWVRWA Meeting September 18!
Our September meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. at Salem Public Library on September 18, 2007. Our guest speaker will be Lisa Pulliam. In addition to being a witty blogger, Lisa is also a PR guru. Lisa will be sharing all she's learned doing PR full-time for both large and small entities. She's got great ideas that will energize your efforts, no matter if you're published or unpublished! Please join us & email one of us if you are new and would like more information.
Reminder! Sign up for Whodunnit!
The September Meeting would be a great time to turn in your conference registration for our October Conference, Whodunnit: A Writer's Guide to Working a Crime Scene. This conference should appeal to both romance writers and writers of mystery/suspense, so feel free to invite your non-RWA friends along! If you register by September 18, you pay a reduced fee. Not going to be at the September meeting? No problem! We also take pay pal & mail-in registrations!
As an added incentive, we've got goody bags with free books for all attendees, and a record number of raffle baskets, many of which feature critiques from published authors! The day promises to be the most fun you'll ever have discussing capital offenses!
Perfectly Good Nanny Gets Second Perfectly Great Review!
Paty Jager's newest release, Perfectly Good Nanny continues to make friends with the critics! Paty received four lips from Two Lips Reviews, and once again the reviewer raved about her characters, noting she "is astute in weaving a realistic love story with characters dancing the timeless tale of love."
Congrats, Paty! Your success with the reviewers reminds us that the most important part of success as a writer is our connection with the reader.
Elisabeth Naughton Finishes WIP
She's finished! She's finished! Not only is she making mincemeat out of her challenge, but Elisabeth Naughton reached another goal over the weekend! She finished her WIP, dropping the last of her blood onto the page and writing "The End!" She fought hard for this WIP, and her determination to push through and grow as a writer inspires us to leave our comfort zones and seek new heights as writers. Her next goal? Moving onto to a new WIP. She's on a roll!
Scenes and Sequels Workshop
Beloved instructor and author Patricia Kay will be offering her scene/sequel workshop on story construction from October 8-31. The workshop will focus on story construction, and at $25, it's a bargain! One past attendee raves:
"Out of all the writers I've listened to over the years, you're the one whoSign up today! This would be a great workshop for anyone gearing up to do NaNoWriMo (novel in a month) in November, or anyone else seeking direction on a new WIP or looking to revitalize an old one!
has been able to explain things in a language that I can understand. Since I
first heard you speak about Scene & Sequel on the AskAnAuthorAll e-mail
loop, the aspect of PLOT has really been clicking for me. I'm not quite
there yet, but I'm getting close to being able to put the whole story
structure thing together." --- Sheila
Question of the Day: What are you proudest of?
Eli's infectious joy over finishing her WIP reminds me that the sweetest successes are the ones that we fight the hardest for--the ones we doubted would happen, the ones we gave whole chunks of our sanity for. These successes aren't necessarily the most visible. A writer might be prouder of sticking to her writing schedule during a time of personal crisis than she is of becoming a best-seller. You may be prouder of the WIP that never sold than you are of the 10 that do. It's a very personal thing.
And of course, we want to know the answer--what writing success are YOU the proudest of? Which little victory was the sweetest for you? And why?
Enjoy your week, keep making progress on your goals, and continue to send me your news and updates!