Several brave members came out into the blustery cold and snow to attend our Valentine’s Day meeting. We welcomed two guests, Jessica and Rachel, and after our general meeting, our own Julie Lemardy presented her talk regarding marketing and how to get your work on best seller lists.
The information was priceless and we all came away with much to work with. The presentation will be later posted to the members RWA forums for those who would like to see it.
Welcome to 2015! We started the new year with a bang, discussing expected guest speakers, programs for members and ideas for future events. We then held a round robin brainstorming session and got to touch on each members current WIP allowing for ideas and laughter to flow freely.
There is so much to look forward to in the coming months and the excitement is palpable within our ranks. Keep the electricity going, Ladies. It’s going to be one hell of a ride this year!
November was our final meeting for 2014 and as tradition holds, we held our pot luck lunch. We also had our speaker, Terry Lee, Hollywood Producer extraordinare, present his Antagonist Bootcamp to those who attended.
Though we battled through several techincal difficulties with bandwidth at the library, we were able to muddle through the presentation and once again, we learned so much from his program and hope to have Terry back in the future for more on antagonists and protagonists.
We also discussed 2015 and what changes were in store for us. PLRW has many exciting new items on its agenda for the coming year and we can’t wait to get started.
Our October meeting was a difficult one for us. As with everything in this world, changes are made every day and with RWA becoming the corporation that it is, that means we are having to change with them.
New membership guidelines were presented that could change the way our chapter runs and our general meeting was a long, difficult one with questions of our survival and how we will manage through the coming years.
PLRW is an old, strong chapter. We have been through many twists and turns as the publishing world changes with technology and we have managed to not only survive, but thrive. It is what we do best and we will continue to do so. Chins up, ladies, we are here to stay no matter what the future holds for us!