I don’t know about the rest of you, but too much time in my head is not always a good thing. While I love solitude, thrive on it sometimes, without interaction with other creative minds, my internal conversations risk exposure.
Hubby: Who are you talking to?
Me: Ummmmmmm. Me?
Sound familiar? My former boss once told me not to worry about talking to yourself. When self starts talking back, then you have a problem.
For a long time I wrote in solitude in the sense that I desperately wanted to ask other romance writers genre specific questions, but I didn’t know any rom writers. As I’ve mentioned before, I joined RWAC a year ago and these thirty plus women have become my mentors and friends.
On Friday coming, I’m hopping a plane to go meet them in person for the first time and I’m so excited I could pee! Well, probably not that excited, but I have started bouncing again. I swear to God.
So what has this writer’s group done for me? I can sum it up in one word. Direction. By sharing in their experiences, challenges, and triumphs, I was able to see my path more clearer by the minute. I am forever grateful for the fellowship I’ve found in this group.
Then there’s the Scribe Wenches here in the province. Started by Melanie Martin and I in 2009, we went it alone for three years and then all of a sudden at the beginning of 2013, BOOM! We now have seven very active members, one more on the way and man have we ever covered a lot of ground in a short time. The group is not genre specific, but there’s a lot we all need to know about the ever changing publishing industry especially in terms of authors marketing their work.
Both groups keep me hoppin’ and I love it!
Cheers to you Scribe Wenches for another fabulous meeting today.
Cheers to RWAC for all your fabulousness. See you on Friday.