Where does the time go? I spent a blissfull weekend watching football. I also attended my San Francisco RWA chapter meeting this past Saturday. We had a smaller than usual crowd but it was one of the best meetings to date. So much energy and good vibes. Cathy Yardley was our guest speaker, on the state of women’s fiction. As usual she did a fabulous job, touching on trends, and the realities of being a working writer. It was all good.
I’ve had a fabulous time as President this year and after much consideration have decided to run again. My current board makes me look so good, and the job has been a breeze, so how could I say nay? We’ve made a lot of headway this year and as I look back I am not in the least bit surprised. I am surrounded by smart women who are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get to work.
National is going to rock for all of us. I really can not wait!!
I did want to let everyone know that while my historical is progressing, I am behind on it. So I have decided to move the First Line Contest to October. Monday October 1st to be exact. I will give periodic updates between now and then with a full rules disclosure the week before, as well as on the commencement date. It will once again be limited to the first 75 lines entered. St. Martin’s editor Hilary Teeman is my final judge.
So, ladies and gents, start honing those first lines!!
Okay, so my question for today is, for those of you who attend local RWA meetings, tell me what types of panels/workshops/speakers you like best, or if none of those apply what would be the ultimate chapter meeting for you? And for those of you who do not attend and have a chapter close enough, tell me why you don’t go.