So…the writing group I’ve been trying to join finally reviewed my story sample and got back to me. They said although they (quote) “really loved” my work, that I have “major talent” and was at the top of their new member list, unfortunately the one writer who said she was leaving decided to stay after all.
No more openings, for now, but they said they’d love to keep me on the list if a spot becomes available.
So both good and bad news there.
Well, I’m not one for waiting around for things I really want, lol, so I got this idea that came into my head: why don’t I start my own local writing group?
My whole thing is that I’d like to actually meet other writers face-to-face, in addition to getting feedback and something that will hold me more accountable to progressing on my novel. I’m always progressing, but it’s so slooow… I don’t want to use a writing group as a crutch, but I do think it could be a positive motivator for me.
I went ahead and put together a quick, preliminary website/blog for a writing group I’d like to call “Arizona Speculative Fiction Writers”–or “AZ Spec-Fic Writers”/”AZSFW.” It’s basically a draft and it’s totally open to input and other people’s ideas, particularly from folks who’d like to join.
Anyway, here’s the website, if anyone wants to take a quick peek.
Right now I’ve been seeking out other writers on a dating site, actually (haha), called OkCupid. It’s got a fantastic search engine for this kind of thing! Makes things pretty easy.
So yeah, just sending out some invites right now and seeing who bites. If it catches enough interest…hey, I just might have a viable writing group on my hands!
In Other News…
I’ve still been crazy busy with my two jobs, though less so with the business. Next step on that latter one is heavy marketing and networking, which isn’t my strong suit but is really important. So yeah, I gotta finish putting out some flyers in my neighborhood, for starters, then drop off some business cards to folks who’ve expressed a desire to help spread the word about my business.
In short, I’ve got a LOT on my plate. Busy busy!
I do hope all my readers are doing well. In the meantime, I’m sure I’ll post more developments later…eventually.
Until then, peace out!