I didn't write all weekend. I wasn't even worried about missing out on PNWA this year. I knew Dave was attending, and he'd certainly fill me in. Err...all of us in, that is. And dear friend, Kenneth Schultz (you will see his name in print one day, and you will love his books, I assure you!) has already emailed me his notes on the event.
Why is this important? The Adventures in Writing Team is also organic. Although we've come together as a team to blog about writing adventures, we really only have one rule: write about writing. It prompts me to think, however, about Writing Communities in general.
What do I want from a Writing Community?
- I want timely advice
- I want tips on the publishing world
- I want commiseration or encouragement or "hang in there" hope
- I want reminders on how not to reinvent the wheel
- I want updated information on agents and who's looking for what
- I want stories on how not to do, say, act, or write something
When I post on this blog, these are the thoughts swirling in my head. How do I best serve the needs of this Writing Community? As Adventures in Writing enters its fifth month of existence, we are looking for ways to best meet your needs as a writer. So wherever you are on your own writing adventure, please feel free to leave a comment, drop an email, tweet me, and let us all know: What burning question or confusing topic are you currently grabbling with? What do you wish you'd known when you first started out on the publishing journey? What was it that you didn't even know you didn't know?
We don't promise answers, but we do promise serious contemplation. Or at least looking serious as we look contemplative.