Membership Has Its Privileges

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I joined the SFWA (Science Fiction& Fantasy Writers of America) on Friday, something I’ve wanted to do since I started down this path of becoming a writer. However, like many organizations out there, sometimes you can’t just sign up simply because you want to. In this case, you have to be a published author in order to join. Since I’ve officially sold, I qualify and they were very happy to take me in. (And now I can rub shoulders with George R. R. Martin. Well, not really, but I can pretend, anyway.) It’s an interesting problem, especially for aspiring authors. You want to join professional writing groups to prove that you’re taking this venture seriously…but you can’t, because you haven’t proved yourself yet. (Just like finding a job, eh?) And hey, even getting pubbed isn’t always enough – for example, I can’t join Novelists Inc yet, because I actually have… Read more

Sneak Peek at FF&P’s Gathering Flyer

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RWA Nationals isn’t until July, but in a quiet moment today I was able to whip up the flyer for the FF&P-sponsored event known as The Gathering. I still need to add it to the website, but all in good time. And yes, I had to recycle my SteamPunk angel for this, but I really am just too busy to render a separate graphic at the moment.… Read more

Renewals and Such

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It’s that time of year again. Many of the online groups and forums I belong to are sending out the request to renew. Some I will, some I won’t. Last May (2008), when I first started this whole process, I went and joined a slew of groups – mailing lists, online forums, workshops…you name it, I probably looked at becoming a part of the community. And it’s a pretty extensive list, atm. But it’s an empty list, for the most part. I don’t reasonably have time to be part of all of them. The mailing lists are fine – most of the time I just lurk on them anyway…but I’ve been woefully neglectful of most of the forums. Part of this is because I had no idea what I was doing when I signed up(and hell, I probably still don’t). I didn’t have a clue as to how the pubbing… Read more

The Gathering 2009

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Yay! 🙂 I won’t be attending since I’m not going to Nationals, but I did get to create the ad that’s going into RWA magazine.… Read more