Last month I so brilliantly declared that the word for 2013 was Simplify. Ha!
Being a founding member of a new writers association is anything but simple. But it is exciting.
The Women's Fiction Writers Association is humming along and pretty soon will be ready to accept members. I have the privilege of spearheading the formation with an amazing group of women's fiction writers.
Our vision was to create an inclusive community dedicated to women's fiction. Whether the stories are contemporary or historical; literary or commercial; include a dash of romance, a heap of romance or none at all; the stories all have one common thread—-they are about a woman’s emotional journey. Aspiring, debut or published (traditional, indie or self) women's fiction authors will all find helpful resources and a caring community.
While there is no official website yet, you can visit the Writers In the Storm blog and read more about the new association and also Amy Sue Nathan's blog where she chats about the formation of the group.
If you are a women’s fiction writer and want to join the conversation as well as receive up-to-date information about the association’s progress, there is a Yahoo loop that already has over 175 members. Contact Laura Drake, one of our Founding Team Members, if you are interested in joining the loop. Or drop me a comment below.
1) Why is it that you can be at your desk the entire day and the phone never rings, but the moment you go to the loo, it'll ring?
2) How is it that you can be in the same room with everyone and no one speaks, but the moment you go to the loo, there's one cat meowing at the door while the other is stuffing his paw under the door and the child has an urgent, life-depends-on-this question?
3) What happens in the dryer to cause so many divorces among sock pairs?
4) How does the toilet paper roll always flip itself to "under" despite - or because of? - my insistence on it being "over"?
5) What makes kids sleep until the very last possible second during the week but wake up before any human should be up during the weekend?