A note from our president, Michelle Welsh

February 2013

January’s meeting has come and gone, and I really enjoyed meeting some new people. I hope we mix things up a little more often. Every meeting recharges my writing batteries—talking with friends I communicate with on the loop regularly and meeting fresh new faces (and trying to remember everyone’s name) makes for a great Saturday.

Now that I’m home and back in the typing chair, I’m faced with recalcitrant characters that won’t do what I want them to do. Ever have that problem?

The book is almost finished, you’re down to the wire and the plot chart is all filled in, but the people on the page want to do something completely different?

Like, tell the secret too soon?!

The last thirty pages are going to kill me, I just know it.

I’m thinking a day of reading blogs and surfing the net will redirect the characters...but I need to get this book done. The next one is already knocking at the screen door of my brain, wanting to set started.

Maybe I’ll just type on autopilot and see exactly where Kellie and Mark want to go...

Can you tell I’m a pantser?


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