Last weekend a group of us writers all got together for a terrific shin-dig hosted by Elana J. & Suzette . And look how rebellious we are with our cups full of sparkling apple juice. We are a wild pack of writers I tell ya.
The awesomeness people standing up: L.T. Elliot, Mary Campbell, Nichole Giles, Alaina Evans, Elana Johnson, Angie Lofthouse, Carolyn Vawdrey, Michelle Argyle, Suzette Saxton, Windy Aphayrath
Awesomenss people in the front: Jenn Wilks, Tess Hilmo, Ali Cross, Natalie Whipple
(To be honest, I copied this list from Elana J's website. She is so organzied! Thanks Elana!)
We ate, we played funny writing games (don’t ask about the tiara), and we even won awards. Please see picture below.
Yay! I won the Serious Skimmer award!
Along with the Skirmisher award, I was awarded a pirate sword kit, which was taken immediately by my five-year-old who ran around the house in his undies yelling, "Walk the plank, Matey." It was a sight to see. I should have taken a picture.
It was interesting that so many of us were at different stages of our journey. Some were agented authors, others waiting for their first books to be published – some wrote short stories, others novels - Some newbies, others oldbies (can there be oldbies?). But all in all a good time.
On the way home it was mentioned that it felt good to be with people who “get us,” Who understood what our dreaming and hopes were all about. It’s true. We writers have lofty goals. But meeting together gives one hope and inspiration.
I highly recommend meeting with said awesomeness if you have a chance to.
Thanks again to all those who planned and participated! You guys rock!