Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Michael Jackson Photos

My husband has uploaded the Michael Jackson photos from the Hoop Dee Doo Revue onto my Facebook page. We're working on a way for people to see them without having to join Facebook or friend me.

Okay, here we go. You can view the photos here:

and here:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Celebration Writers Group Meeting 3

My turn on the chopping block for critique at tonight's meeting, and I still have my head attached. Honestly, I didn't think it would go poorly, as this novel has had more polishing than the White House door knobs. However, the group members had some great suggestions to offer and pointed out a few things that could be tighter or even better explained for clarity. It amazes me how anyone could find anything after all it's been through, but I'm glad to fix whatever I can. Every bit helps in this extremely tight market.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Celebration Writers Group Meeting 2

What a talented group of individuals I've discovered in Celebration! It is unusual to find so many driven writers in such a small group, but that's what we have here. They go to conferences and conventions, submit their work to agents and editors, and several are receiving requests for partials and fulls. I feel like I've found the right place. They don't pull punches either, when it comes to critiques, but these are helpful critiques, constructive not destructive.

Now, this is not in any way meant to say that the Kissimmee group was any less helpful. That would not be true. However, they seemed to have a different focus, more on community outreach, reading and writing awareness in schools, and contests for our kids. They were very supportive of everyone's writing, but their meetings were in Kissimmee, which is not far, but farther than the one right here in town. Going to their meetings meant getting babysitting because the hubby would drive and attend also.

I don't drive well at night. But driving into town is no big deal for me, so I can go alone, and babysitting is not necessary. So, I think I've found a group that I can attend regularly, and really get to know the wonderful members I've met so far.