No-Gos + AZSFW

17 Apr

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.


AZSFW LogoI 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!


13 Responses to “No-Gos + AZSFW”

  1. deshipley April 17, 2013 at 8:49 PM #

    Go get ’em, go-getter!


    • Tiyana April 18, 2013 at 4:38 PM #


      Already got two people interested!


  2. Lindsay Kitson April 17, 2013 at 9:07 PM #

    Good luck with starting a writing group – that can be hard! Especially if you’re starting with members who are inexperienced with critiquing. I hope things go well for you and you establish something incredibly productive for yourself 😀


    • Tiyana April 18, 2013 at 4:38 PM #

      Yeah…we’ll see how it goes, heh. I hope it’s productive, too!


  3. Anthony Lee Collins April 17, 2013 at 9:15 PM #

    I think this is great. I hope it goes really well. I am completely unqualified to join the group, but I will follow the blog.


    • Tiyana April 18, 2013 at 4:39 PM #

      LoL, cool. Right now there isn’t much of a blog, heh, but hopefully there’ll be some stuff up with in the next couple of weeks.


  4. Vikki Thompson April 18, 2013 at 1:10 AM #

    Yes, start your own honey! I did and it’s working really well 🙂

    Good luck!



    • Tiyana April 18, 2013 at 4:40 PM #

      That’s great! I hope I get just as lucky, then. 😀


  5. T. S. Bazelli April 18, 2013 at 7:41 AM #

    Good luck! I think it will work out just fine. There’s nothing better than getting together with a bunch of writers.


    • Tiyana April 18, 2013 at 4:41 PM #

      I’ve never known a bunch of other writers in person, lol, so this it pretty exciting. 🙂


  6. Jay Noel April 26, 2013 at 8:35 AM #

    Dating site to find other writers? That’s a first.

    Good luck with promoting your business.


    • Tiyana April 27, 2013 at 10:56 AM #

      I know…different.

      And thanks with the business luck. I’m gonna need it, lol.


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