It’s not a new idea. I spend a lot of time talking about how I much I love and value my local Romance Writers of America (RWA) chapter on these pages.
I was reminded again of how important these people are to me at our most recent meeting this weekend.
January is always a fun meeting. As we substitute our December Meeting for an early December holiday party it is often two months since many of us have seen each other.
Don’t think we ignore business, we always have a full agenda to attend to, but we also make sure we have time to catch up on each others lives and plan for our writing year ahead of us.
I’m sure that larger chapters have their positives as well, but for me I love that I am part of a chapter where everyone knows each other by name, where we all know which sub-genres everyone writes and what markets they are targeting. I love being part of a group that shares information and offers shoulders to lean on as needed.
For me, my small chapter is a perfect fit.