I don’t know where I’d be without my writer’s group. Actually I do – in the same spot I’ve been much of my life, with a vague promise that “one day, I’m going to write a book”. I wrote snippets many times over the years, but that’s where it would stop.
In June 2010, I was checking some writing books out of the library (including one by Valerie Parv) and serendipitously, the librarian said to me “Do you know a writer’s group meets here?” I know it took me a few months to gather my courage to go along but since then, with the support and encouragement of my fabulous friends at the Hunter Romance Writers, my writing has gone from strength to strength. So too has my determination to succeed.
We had our final meeting for the year and Xmas lunch last week at Erin’s gorgeous new house. Five hours of eating and talking! We revisited our goals for last month, set new ones for the next month, thought about what we’d achieved through the year and what we plan to achieve next year. We discussed writing both specifically and generally. We talked books and general life stuff.
I honestly don’t think I have ever felt as comfortable in a group as I do with these ladies. Whether it’s to give me a kick up the bum or a hand of support, they get me! (Which probably means they’re as crazy as me, but that’s good, right?!)
I tips me lid to ya, ladies!!