Dear 2012 Write On Newbies:
Being one of the co-creator’s of Write On, I helped start the group when the realization that my Nanowrimo socializing was going to end with the ending of November. In good ole fashion conspiracy style, Liz and I conjured up a list of people who brightened our days with their wit and conversation. I really wanted to keep laughing with a bunch of nerdy weirdos like myself. My ulterior motive was to keep up the idea of Nanowrimo, you know, the idea of writing. I planned to use these social gatherings as a way of keeping me going with writing and forcing me to be faithful to my hobby.
What I got out of the group in the last year is first and foremost a bunch of nerdy weirdo friends who make me laugh till I have an asthma attack. No lie. Everyone in this group is unique and interesting and I have gotten to know some great people. We only meet once a month and that’s about the only time we talk, but I can see why this silly group is a group of writers. There is some real creativity in those noggins. This group has also helped fuel my own creativity. Admittedly, we have been terrible about that whole writing part but the fun we have has more than made up for it.
I’m very excited to include our newest members to the house of Write On. All my jokes will be new to someone, all our stories will be new to someone, and maybe we’ll behave long enough to write for at least fifteen minutes. I welcome you newbies and can’t wait to call you veterans of our group. I hope Write On continues to write and laugh on and on for years to come.