A note from our president, Michelle Welsh

July 2013

Hard to believe we’ve passed the halfway mark on 2013. I, for one, am glad to see the year progressing at a clip. I’m ready to hand the reins of NT to Clover and focus solely on the business of writing. It’s been a difficult month or two as I try to make sense of the changes the national board has made and how it will affect our chapter. Other chapters are having the same issues and discussion at the national level will continue.

Meanwhile, our writing lives continue to prosper. I’m always excited to see great news, pop up on the loop! We are a prolific group and every success is another star on our collective road to publication.

In the last few months, I’ve been excited about learning. I’ve met some wonderful writers online through RWA’s PAN loop, discovering a group of talented women anxious to share their knowledge and in turn, learn something themselves. Romance writers are the best kind of friends, willing to support each other in the personal and business aspects of a writer’s life.

One of those writers is C.J. Ellison. She’s been spearheading a facebook campaign to promote romance writers and teaching us ways to enlarge our readership. (Shh-she’s agreed to speak at our conference in March!)

And speaking of next year, we’re in need of a few volunteers for the conference committee. If you’re interested in participating, contact Lara or anyone on the board and we’ll sign you up for a great experience!


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