Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Pikes Peak Romance Writers

I love this group, even though I'm no longer trying to write romances! Our July monthly meeting on Sunday was a potluck lunch at a member's home, where those members who attended the RWA national conference in Dallas could pass on their post-conference glow to the rest of us. The chapter was well-represented at the conference. Pam McCutcheon was given the 2007 RWA service award for outstanding service to the romance community. Donnell Bell was a finalist in the Best Contemporary Single Title manuscript category of the Golden Heart contest. Laura Hayden designed and conducted the award ceremony, with the assistance of Allegra Johnston acting as "Vanna White" handing out the awards. Karen Fox serves on the national board as the representative of Region Four. And our chapter's Ways and Means committee sold out the plotting boards and writing clocks they brought to the "Moonlight Madness" sale. All our members who attended had stories of amazing encounters with agents and editors and informative and stimulating workshops. They were all bubbling with enthusiasm and recharged to plunge back into their writing careers. It was a pleasure to let some of that glow shine on me. Now, back to editing my latest manuscript!

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