New Board For GCCRWA

Saturday, we had the first meeting of the GCCRWA of the new year. With the new year, we have elected new board members. These lovely ladies have their work cut out for them. We are a crazy bunch of writers, who all seem to have ADD. There were at least three different people wanting to talk at once through the entire meeting. But our wonderful leaders kept it together and steered us all back to the topic at hand without having to use a cattle prod (which is amazing).

I learned a lot AND it was fun (a hard combination to find). So Kudos to you ladies. I’m looking forward to this new year. May we have a great one with lots of contract. Hey, I had to throw in a wish for us all. 🙂

This is from Silken Sands 2010

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Published in: on January 10, 2011 at 6:56 AM  Comments (7)  
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GCCRWA Christmas Party

Saturday was our annual Christmas party for my local writers’ group, GCCRWA. We had a great time. It was hosted by the wonderful Rhoda Fort.

What a lovely group of ladies! I am so lucky to have their advice and support in my journey to become published. Thank you ladies!

Do you have someone (or a lot of someones) who has supported you in your career or your life? Tell me about them.

Published in: on December 6, 2010 at 8:00 AM  Leave a Comment  
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Silken Sands Conference

The Silken Sands Conference was wonderful! I spent time with agents, editors, and authors. The list of things that I learned could go on forever, but I know that you don’t want to hear about that. The beach was very inspirational and we even had our pitch sessions outside. It was hard to be nervous with the sound of the waves in the background.

Thank you to everyone who has prayed, sent good vibes, or any other positive energy my way. IT WORKED! We were only alloted two pitch sessions but thanks to the sun and a fair complexioned editor, I was able to pitch to three wonderful ladies. I received two requests for the first three chapter and a request for the full manuscript. For those of you who haven’t been through this, that means they are wanting to know more about my story. Please keep the prayers heading my way as these ladies hold my baby in their hands.

Now I knew that I was going to meet a lot of new people, and I knew that I would make new friends, but this one lady stands out from the rest. Jamie Farrell (click her name for her blog) and I met when I handed her a frog that was in the “goodie room.” This is a story for another day but suffice it to say that it was an ice breaker. She has the most cheerful personality and makes everything more fun. I really look forward to seeing her again.

I want to thank the ladies at the GCC for making my first conference so fun and memorable. I had a great time and can’t wait for our next one in 2012!

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Now it’s your turn. How did you like the conference? What was your favorite part? And for those of you who didn’t attend, tell us about a meeting on the beach. Whether it was a stranger or a group of your friends, tell us about your fun.

Published in: on March 22, 2010 at 1:29 AM  Comments (10)  
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Karaoke anyone?

I’ve mentioned before that I’m going to my first writer’s conference soon (one more week, YAY!!). The Silken Sands Conference is being held at the beach. Which means that I will be seen, in public, in a bathing suit. As if this is not enough to have a woman panicking, I will also be pitching to an editor and an agent. But this morning I received an email that makes all the other stuff seem like child’s play. There will be KARAOKE!!!

I have more than one reason to fear the stage:

  1. I can’t carry a tune in a bucket with a lid on it.
  2. This will be taking place in front of agents, editors, and authors.
  3. The ladies in the GCC are a little nutty (okay, they’re fun-loving, crazy chicas, which is why I love them), and I’m certain that if I do get the courage to get on that stage, there will be a video.

The list goes on, but you get the point. I will probably have an ulser by the time that I get home.

Then again, these are authors we are talking about, not professional singers. Maybe it will be fun. I know that I’ll enjoy watching the others getting up there and blowing off some steam (especially a certain one, I wonder if her cast will be off by then?).

Okay, it won’t be that bad (hopefully). I’ll watch them and by the end of the evening, I’ll be up there having a blast. If I make a fool out of myself, I’ll even post the video here.

Any suggestions on what song I should try to sing?

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