Terri Reed here. I'm just back(well today just back but by the time you read this it will have been two weeks) from a writing retreat at Lincoln City, Oregon with two Rose City Romance Writer chaptermates, Melissa McClone and Jenna Bayley-Burke.
We had a great time writing, brainstorming, watching Michael Hauge and Christopher Vogler teach us about plot and character, and on Saturday during our lunch break, we put our names in the spinning drawing machine for Wheel of Fortune. Had we been picked we could have been on the show! We didn't get picked. Sigh. But it was sure fun to watch.
Here's the traveling Wheel of Fortune bus-- big and yellow, made me think of the Partridge Family -- moves around the country finding contestants. We stood in line for an hour, paraded into the theatre and then we were treated to a hilarious comedy show. Marty, the travel host, had one liners and zingers flying so fast my head was spinning. I actually got light headed I laughed so hard.
RCRW (Rose City Romance Writers) is my local RWA (Romance Writers of America) chapter here in Portland, Oregon. We have a very fun and eclectic group. I've belonged to the chapter since 1993 when I joined RWA. I've held many different positions within my local chapter: VP of Programs, Board Liaison and Contest Coordinator and contest judge. I spent four years on the RWA national board as a Region Director and chaired last year's Literacy Signing event.
For all you aspiring authors out there, check out RWA. There's bound to be a local chapter in your area.
Look for my upcoming January 2012 (can you believe it-2012?)
The Secret Heiress
A Protection Specialists:Guarding the Innocent novel.