Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Third Thursday Time

Tomorrow means another evening meeting for the GFWG. I always thought having the meetings at LARAC was cool -- a community organization devoted to the arts, but being at Crandall Library, tucked away among the books upstairs, is far more inspiring and proper.

This week's agenda includes a new novel start from Zack, The Dead Machine. As always, the man knows how to set up a story. We also have a late entry from Sandy, an essay on the last big holiday just past. Two short entries, a total of 5 pages between, so a bit disappointing, a bit light, considering Zack often turns in 15 or 20 just on his own. Still, it does mean we can give our full attention to those two pieces. We can actually delve into them word by word if we choose. Which is exactly how they should be written, so why not?

Hopefully our contributions this month go up. We'll see which of our newbies from last month return. Basic attrition is 2/3, but I'm guessing it won't be so bad this month. In fact, I'd put money on it. I'd put up the $1 meeting fee, but uh... we're free now.

This is our last once-a-month meeting before going bimonthly in January. Another deadline; another reason to write. A poor reason, perhaps, when the drive should come from inside, but I hope people take an added meeting seriously and double their efforts. Wouldn't that be something!

1 comment:

Brian said...

From two submissions to read in a month to seven to comb through in two weeks... feast or famine!