Monday, December 08, 2008

Those Writing Minutes

Here's the minutes of our Christmas Writers meeting. I believe it was the first time in around fifteen years Marilyn forgot to bring the English Trifle. We shall have to enjoy it for the New Year's gathering. Here's a nice piece I published on Associated Content, "How to Have a Successful Writers Group," exposing the do's and don'ts of having a Writers' Critique Group. Dramatic, I know. In any case, here's a peek into our day as seen through the eyes of Sharon P. from California Breeze.


T’was three weeks before Christmas

And all through the room
harp music was stirring

because Christmas comes soon!

Stockings were hung by the Chimney with care
In hopes that Jesus Christ soon would be there

The names on the stockings were:


We missed all the other stockings.

Yvonne played beautiful harp music for us. Thank you Yvonne!

Debby brought a poem for us to critique. And we spent time sharing about our lives.

Jane continues to do well, but needs still needs our prayer and love. We talked about “raising boys”, and Yvonne shared a beautiful story of “remembering."

Sandee updated us on her novel and there is hopeful news that her agent has an interested publisher. A letter from Sharon Elliott was shared. One of the highlights is that her book, “Raising Boys to be like Jesus”, has a release date March 15! Yeah!

Several of our members were showing their books at the Pasadena Nazarene “Ladies Night Out” craft Faire later in the day. The minute keeper attended the Faire and ran into Pat, Debby, Carrie, Marilyn, Deanne, and Debbie Wong. Deanne was walking through the room with her writing partner David—off to work on their musical. Debbie W. was behind a booth and looking very pretty. (We are glad she is surviving full-time motherhood. We think of Colleen often too!)

Rumor has it our next meeting is at Marilyn’s sister’s home. You will receive a confirmation if this is true.

Each one that could not come is thought of and we send you a big hug and best wishes for a meaningful Christmas celebrating the birth of our Savior.

Merry CHRISTmas!!!!

Sharon and the

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