A note from our president, Michelle Welsh

October 2013

Self-Pubbing

The year has flown by and I’m so looking forward to the end. As I write this message, I’m in the final stages of my first self-pub endeavor and I have to say, I’m a little nervous.

The first time I submitted a manuscript to a publisher, I stared at the send key for several long minutes. Once it was winging its way through cyberspace, the tingles abated but didn’t disappear completely. They were manageable.

This self-pub thing is a whole new ballgame.

It’s all on me, and I’m not the most organized person to begin with. There are too many moving parts and all of them need my less than stellar attention.

One thought is keeping me sane. In two months, my duties as president of NT will be passed on to Clover Autrey. While I’ve enjoyed being a part of the Board, I’m ready to move to the back of the room and just take notes and visit with fellow members.

Service to the chapter has been interesting and enlightening. Here, too, are many moving pieces and all need attention. We are a group of volunteers, whether we sit in front of the room or in the back. Our chapter will continue to be a worthwhile endeavor as long as members offer their time, experience, and knowledge to fellow members.

If you haven’t volunteered yet, please consider it. There are many ways to help and not all are time consuming. If you haven’t been tapped to participate on the Board, or if you’ve backed away before being asked, please reconsider. I’ve learned more, and met more people, in the last year than I did when I sat in the back and took notes.

See you next month!

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