Seven years ago next month the Writers Co-op began posting blogs by people living the writers’ life and we have not missed a lick since Curtis Bausse aptly noted, “There’ll be anecdotes and analysis, thoughtfulness and humour, awards and recommendations, opinions, rants and wackiness.” Or, as Mimi Speike wrote these seven years later, “Your virtual writer group, full of beans, piss, vinegar, all that.”
The Writers Co-op has met expectations.
We’ve posted 478 blogs over the last 364 weeks and published six anthologies. We have helped one another learn to write, to finish stories and novels, to edited them, published them and flail them in the marketplace. We’ve shared how we manage to schedule our writing life around spouses, kids, work, even illnesses. We have met the definition of writers co-operating.
Congratulations are in order but I wouldn’t know where to begin. I’m just happy to be associated with this bunch.
So maybe we should focus on one of Curtis’ original predictions.
“There’ll be … awards….”
Let’s create the Writers Co-op Writing Life Awards!
We began on April 26, 2016. We could come up with awards and nominations and announce them all on our 7th anniversary date, Wednesday, April 26, 2023.
This could be as much fun as it is appropriate.
Use the Comments section. Please join in, one and all. Even those we’ve yet to hear from are most welcome to suggest awards and nominations.
I’ll begin with a Nomination for an Award:
Best Managed Writing Life
Every writer with other responsibilities knows how difficult it can be to find time to write.
I, with bias, nominate SM Webb, aka Sara M. Zerig, for “Best Managed Writing Life.”
She just published her fourth Romance novel in the last three years while raising three sports-minded teenagers who travel around the country competing in ice hockey and soccer tournaments. She is also a full-time manager in the contracts department of a major tech firm. And hubby. He is happy with how she manages him and their family and their home. 🙂
Oh. The bias is, this author is also aka my daughter.
SM Webb or Sara M. Zerig or whatever her name is, also knows how to enjoy life. The blog photo is of her partying with the Colorado Avalanche ice hockey team. Owner Stan Kroenke watches with amusement as coach Jared Bednar gives her a drink from the Stanley Cup.
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