Hudson Valley RWA

Today I went to my  first official meeting of the Hudson Valley Chapter of RWA (Romance Writers of America). I joined back in September (after a wonderful luncheon), and it took me five months to get up the nerve to attend. Now, after spending time with this friendly and welcoming group, I could kick myself for waiting.

At the end of the meeting writers/authors (unpublished/published) were given a chance to read a few pages of their work in progress. I read the first five pages of my new military story. (And let me tell you, writing a  juicy love scene is much easier than reading one out loud when there are other people in the room!) Well, I’m happy to say, no one walked out or called me depraved, which I think is positive. In fact, my fellow members praised my writing, and offered suggestions on how to make the story stronger.

Now, with renewed motivation, I am ready to get back to work. In case any of you stop by, I’m looking forward to seeing you again next month! Happy writing! 

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  • Terri
    Posted February 13, 2010 at 11:06 PM | Permalink

    It's a great story and wonderful premise. Can't wait to hear more.

  • Wendy Marcus
    Posted February 13, 2010 at 11:16 PM | Permalink

    Thanks, Terri!
    Right back atcha! Your descriptions are amazing.

  • Liz
    Posted February 14, 2010 at 12:22 AM | Permalink

    Yes – come back – we must hear more!

  • Wendy Marcus
    Posted February 14, 2010 at 1:37 AM | Permalink

    Thanks for stopping by, Liz! I look forward to hearing you read……next time?!

  • Allie Boniface
    Posted February 15, 2010 at 2:16 PM | Permalink

    Glad you enjoyed your first meeting 😉

  • Linda Rader
    Posted February 15, 2010 at 6:56 PM | Permalink

    I love my Orange County Chapter too. So glad you found a nurturing club. By the way I like your Buddha quote on the top of your post. I recite it to myself when I get up every morning now. Thank you!

  • Wendy Marcus
    Posted February 15, 2010 at 7:12 PM | Permalink

    Thanks for stopping by Allie and Linda!
    And Linda, the Buddha quote is one of my favorites, too!

  • Sandra Ferguson
    Posted February 16, 2010 at 4:28 AM | Permalink

    Love the pink. Are you celebrating the month of love? If you're kin to Julia Roberts in Steel Magonolias it could be your signature color.

    I don't know anything about the writers' group you visited, but I can attest to romance writers being the friendly group (whichever climate you hale as home).

    Kuddos on joining. Kuddos are attending. And double kuddos on reading your work.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  • Wendy Marcus
    Posted February 16, 2010 at 4:00 PM | Permalink

    Thanks for stopping by, Sandra. (And we got our snow last night and this morning!) Hope it's warming up down in Texas!

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