Sending sleigh loads of good wishes to you from our household of two-legged and four-legged beings. In the picture above, my former editor, Duke, keeps a watchful eye out for St. Nick and dreams of the treats he'll receive. Here's hoping your dreams are fulfilled this year and next.
Two of our FWA writers groups are taking a break this month, so this will be a brief blog post. However, January promises a full round of exceptional meetings and workshops. Watch this space.
- Kathy Bain's River City Writers will meet as a critique group on Tuesday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m. This is your chance to receive (and give) valuable feedback on your work in progress. The meeting will be at the SE Regional Branch Library on Deerwood Park Blvd. off Gate Parkway.
- The Amelia Island Writers group is also meeting on Tuesday, December 14, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., at the Book Loft in Fernandina Beach. Group leader Marla McDaniel reports, "It's our annual happy hour book discussion, What Writers are Reading. Bring a book (or two or three) that has made a difference in your life this year. The books can be old or new, doesn't matter."
- From St. Augustine's Ancient City Writers, Judy Weber tells us that if it's December, then it's time for the group's annual Christmas meeting. They will gather on Saturday, December 18 at 10:00 a.m. at the Main Library where a panel of local members will each have five to seven minutes to discuss their writing journeys. There will be time for networking, holiday greetings, and, of course, refreshments.
- Both the Clay County Writers and the Ponte Vedra Writers are taking a break this month.