Yes, yes I know. That is what I am. It has been a while since I posted. I think my last update was just before I went to see The Hunger Games Movie. (which btw…2 thumbs up)
I started a movie review then all inspiration went kaput. I have not written anything in a couple of weeks. No blog posts, no short stories, and no work on my novel. I suck.
I did join another writer’s group, though. Well, it’s really just an off-shoot of my current writer’s group. Some of the women in the group started a memoir writing branch of the Arlington Writer’s Group. I am not really writing a memoir, but many of the short stories I write are based on real life events. I tend to take one or two real life events, merge them and create a fictional story. I often find truth to be the most powerful, moving, or funny tool. And if truth isn’t compelling enough, I have no problem spinning a good tale around it to improve the story. :)
I also have expressed interest in beefing up my bio. If anyone has taken a moment to read my bio, there is nothing impressive or informative about it. I’m not very good at promoting myself I guess, which makes my interest in blogging sort of a contradiction if you think about it.
Nonetheless, they invited me to join and so I did. I like it. We are a small group, which is refreshing. The AWG has become HUGE. We have hundreds of members, over 200 last time I checked. Not everyone attends, but we can get anywhere from 20-40 people per meeting. And we meet every week. The regulars attend nearly every meeting, and there are a lot of regulars. It is a great group and I love it. I love the constant influx of new people. I’m a fairly social person and enjoy meeting like minded people to share my ideas with. But I do find myself missing the intimacy of the smaller group we once were. This new memoir group I think will fill that void.
That said, the new group is going to require that I submit work and ideas more often than the AWG currently does. This is good. Motivation and deadlines are good. I also have two stories that I am polishing for Glimmertrain’s April Contest. I am also working on a third story that may or may not be suitable for that same contest. We shall see.
That’s what I’m doing these days. Wish me luck!