A note from our president, Angi Morgan

Angi Morgan is the author of Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love. She combines actual Texas settings with characters who are in realistic and dangerous situations. Her debut Harlequin Intrigue, Hill Country Holdup, is her Golden Heart winning manuscript and also an RT & Booksellers’ Best Award nominee.

February 2015

REMEMBER WHEN?

I’ve been scanning pictures for Throwback Thursdays. Just a few at a time. Remembering. Laughing. Crying a little. As I write this, we’ve just finished up the first round of the Great Expectations contest. I probably have a distinct memory from every year I’ve helped. Well, that would be since 2001. This year was my 14th year. Wowsers. Being involved on the ground floor again with collecting scores and returning entries… makes me think how fortunate I’ve been to have NT as my home chapter.

NT is so far ahead of the game. Each month we have great speakers that put national workshops to shame. Each month, I receive the encouragement that inspires me to go out there and write my heart out again. I hope you get your NT fix this month, too.

Back to the contest. I’ll admit that we had to scramble on the last day for a few judges who didn’t return their entries. Now, I’ve made a lot of friends through the GE. Some of our judges (outside the chapter) have been around 6 years or longer. And when two of these ladies didn’t return their entries I told Lisa something had happened. Sure enough, something had, but they were still willing to try to get their entries in--if needed. (BUT WE’RE FAST and done.) The contestants are already sending back thank you notes, praising the quality of judging. Things like constructive comments, encouraging their writing, and two ladies wanting to know if the judges were instructors or mentors. Some judges did offer to stay in touch with the contestant. I love connections like that. One of the first major contests I entered, resulted with a relationship of friends and mentors.

None of the good feelings and encouragement would happen without the enthusiasm and instruction we receive from NT. So I encourage you to make a writing memory. In a couple of years, you’ll pull out the picture and use it for Throwback Thursday.

~ Angi

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