Okay, so it’s not a very original blog title, but it’s the truth.
I’m talking about myself.
I’m the new president.
Well, A new president anyway.
I’ve been elected the president of my local writing group, Chicago-North RWA and I’m really…excited? concerned? scared to death? In a word, YEP.
I’ve been with Chicago North for three years and when I joined I was looking for help in getting my young adult book published. What I found was the help I needed and so much more. I’ve met some terrific ladies, and some men who show up from time to time. I have publishing house buddies (Waving at you Deb and Nancy!!) and have just basically had a really great time. So when it was time for board elections and the president position was open (Thank you Sara for such a WONDERFUL job) I went for it.
Okay, that is a lie. (We all know I like to lie every now and then, you know, just to stir things up a bit.)
Seriously, I was hesitant to go for the position because I didn’t think I had what it takes to be president of such a great group. But then I realized that all I needed, if I was made president, was exactly what I was looking for when I joined the group in the first place.
I figured if this group could assist me with my dream of getting my book published, which I did, and continue my dream career, which I am, then this is the place for me to spread my wings and try my hand at doing more. I want to give something back to the group that helped me so much. Hopefully I can do that.
Thanks for everything Chicago North—and Happy New Year!