Buzz. Buzz. Buzz. With my iPhone nestled under my neck, there was no ignoring the buzz of the alarm. But even without the alarm, I was wide awake from the three little boys, ages 5 to 9 and a 3 yr old girl who were up at 7 AM. Everybody had somewhere to be that morning, including me. It was the 2nd Saturday of the month which meant my writers group was having its monthly meeting. What was the topic for the month? I had no idea, but I knew that I needed to be there.
"Ma, you know you're going to that meeting." My naysaying visiting college aged daughter challenged me. I totally understood why she doubted me. For the last six years that I've been a member, she's heard me say on the Friday before the meeting that I was going. Then when the day would come, I'd use any excuse not to go. So I can't blame her.
I don't know how the switch finally flipped in my head but now that I've gotten into the groove of going to the meetings, I can't imagine my 2nd Saturdays without them!
Here are a few of the highlights from this month's meeting:
1. Met a new author who's written and published a historical fiction based right here in the city of Detroit. The bulk of her time spent on the novel was on ...you guessed it, research!
2. Giving away your book fror free counts as a sale! According to Motown Writers Network founder, Sylvia Hubbard, when a reader buys your book for the promotional price of $0.00, it still counts in your sales numbers! So go ahead, have a promotion and boost your sales numbers too!
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LaCharmine (L.A.) Jefferson
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