Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Energizing and writing

You know, life sometimes gets in the way of what we writers want to do. Such has been true in my life for a year. Family illness, a major move, and other life changes spun my writing and my mind into a feeling of paralysis. As I said in my previous blog post, that paralysis is coming to an end.

Saturday, January 10, I went to Wichita Falls, Texas for the monthly meeting of the Red River Romance Writers Group (RRRW). What a way to start a new year. Janet Brown spoke about setting up our DREAM for writing. Each suggestion she made had me nodding my head and taking rapid notes. RRRW is a small group with boundless potential and I am proud to become a member.

A friend, Pamela S. Thobodeaux, from my beloved writers group in Louisiana, the Bayou Writer's Group (BWG), has finally realized her dream of being able to stay home and work full time as an author. A very talented woman. She is now associated with Premium Promotional Services. If you need or want help with editing, marketing, or any other aspect of our writing world contact Pam through them at http://premiumpromotions.biz She can also be reached at pthib-7@centurytel.net or http://pamswildroseblog.blogspot.com

I rarely suggest a service such as this, but I am pleased that Pam is assisting me with the editing and completion of my novel "Rebecca's Journey."

So, writer friends, look up and visit the sites for some of the smaller groups. There is much to offer. Red River Romance Writers Group is offering four inexpensive on line workshops in 2010. Bayou Writers Group offers an annual conference in November. A great conference! Both groups offer unlimited education, camraderie, and sharing each month.

Spend a few moments searching such names as Jessica Ferguson, Judith Leger, Peggy Borel, Jan Newman, Janet Brown, Julie Mozingo, Sharon Sala, and others you'll find at Red River Romance Writers and the Bayou Writers Group.

Be a cheerleader for your own writing and that of others.


Judith Leger said...

Very well said, Nona. I believe success is a mind set. We have to make up our minds that this is what we need to do to make our lives complete. So don't ever give up! You do have talent and you will succeed! Love ya, hon!

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Thanks Nona for the mention - I agree, many can find LOTS of good info with writing groups - no matter how small.

God Bless you my friend, PamT

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Wonderful opportunities. Thanks for sharing them. I really believe that when you're writing is ready, a professional editor is priceless!

Jan Rider Newman said...

Hi, Nona. Love your blog. You've put a lot of work into it. --Jan