Hello, WWG members, and fellow writers at large! And Happy New Year!
It has been an eventful year, to say the least. Although we have not been able to meet as often as we’d like, or in the way we would like, WWG members should be assured that we are still trying to find ways to connect as a group and work on projects!
Publishing Our Anthology: View from the Shore
Speaking of projects… our biggest project recently, our anthology, has officially been published on Amazon. As many of you already know, while we were hoping for a delivery of author copies in time for Christmas, Amazon had other plans for us. Our delivery has been postponed until mid-January. Amazon is a behemoth of a company, and the red tape is thick, but I do want to take a moment to acknowledge the collective disappointment of not having the book in hand to gift to our friends and family for the holidays.
So at the very best, we could call this setback a learning experience. We are all beyond eager to finally have this book in our hands. It is a wonderful book because it reflects the writing styles and personalities of everyone who contributed. Speaking for myself, it was an absolute honor to put it together, knowing how amazing the content is.
WWG Meetings in 2021
We are still trying to navigate the tricky and treacherous ground that COVID-19 has presented over the past year. It’s hard to believe that our last in-person meeting was March 7th, nearly 10 full months ago! For now, our return to in-person meetings is still on hiatus. We have attempted several Zoom meetings since then, but we have been missing a significant presence of several of our regular members.
We have tentatively scheduled one virtual meeting per month for the first few months of the new year; the schedule will follow our “First Saturday” meeting dates and times; and details can be found on the calendar of events.
For the next meeting (this Saturday, January 2nd, 10:30am, on Zoom!) an email invitation will be sent to writers on the WWG member email list. I’d like to propose a prompt suggestion… “How are you?”
Please use the Contact form on the website if you are not currently receiving emails and would like to be added to the list. If there are those WWG members who would like to join a virtual meeting but would like some assistance getting online, please reach out to Jen via email or our website contact form; she can assist in getting people connected.
While meeting remotely presents a unique set of challenges, we’re hopeful that people are finding ways to practice their craft. Just know that if you needed to take a break from writing (whether several weeks, months, or most of the last year)… it’s okay. Whatever time and space you needed to make for yourself, and family members; to adjust to new schedules, or disruptions of schedules, due to COVID-19… it’s okay.
We writers can be our own worst critics, and can be relentlessly hard on ourselves when things don’t go the way we plan. But nobody could have planned for 2o2o. Don’t worry! WWG will still be here for you, when you’re ready.