I don’t think today could have been more perfect. The weather was perfect for people to go out – it was warm enough that I had a window opened until about 5:30 p.m. – and if it stays this way I’ll be at the WIN meeting Monday night. The company was great. And so was the food . . . there was a lot by the way . . . But best of all, we had a great time.
For those of you who were here today, Chris, Louise, Doris, Dawn and Lisa, a heartfelt thank you for coming. Let me also say thank you for leaving the leftovers, this means I don’t have to buy groceries for another week!!! I forget who brough the pie but hubby is enjoying it. Oh is he ever! 🙂
For those of you who couldn’t join us, this post is especially for you. We had so much fun (no I’m not rubbing it in) and let me begin by saying that we missed you all. We even talked about you . . . um… i think it was all good ! ! !
We began at 11 a.m. with the business side of things, discussing the stories that are due in April – yeah, you know the ones we’re all working on – you ARE all working on your three stories from the prompts, right??? Right, of course you are!
I just had to say this because, since the book is only coming out at the end of the year, AND since I missed almost 2 months of meetings, I forgot that the three stories have to be finished before April’s end so the group can read and let us know which is the best . . . thanks for the reminder Louise, I’ll get right to it.
I’m sure I can speak for the others when I say “Thanks” to Chris and Louise for their help with the blogs. Not only did they help with linking our blog to the WIN site, they also helped Doris set/start hers up. Until today, I wasn’t sure if we needed to set up a new blog “within” the WIN website or just link an original blog to it.
And of course, once the order of business was done, we all dove into the food. Let me see, there was: Caesar Salad, veggie tray, cheese tray, quiche, vegetable lasagna, sun dried tomato sausage and linguini, and loads of desserts (cookies, muffins, banana cream pie, berry cobbler).
I apologize for not offering anyone any salad dressing (I had a DUH moment). I rarely use salad dressing and although I have some in the fridge (probably for guests…) I don’t think to offer any . . . that’s probably why it lasts so long! LOL
I mentioned an author today, as I know some of you are writers and readers of vampire stories. I read a blog last week about a young 26-year-old author named Amanda Hocking, who became a millionaire in just one month, after self-publishing her books online. The article talks about the advantage of self-publishing which I found most interesting, and for those of you who like these kinds of stories, you might like Amanda’s books.
Also, I want to mention a few other writers. Well worth mentioning as they are New Brunswickers.
Norah Wilson: Needing Nita
Lina Gardiner: Grave Illusions
Stella MacLean: A Child Changes Everything
Linda Hall: Critical Impact
Gail MacMillan: A Wolf in Winter
Joan Hall Hovey: Night Corridor
Carol McPhee: Shadowed Pursuit
There are several others whose website I don’t have. But you can check these out and if you join the group, you’ll get to meet several published and aspired authors like you.
Have a good weekend everyone and see you (hopefully) Monday night.