Attending: Judy, Karen, Valia, Ruthann, Luneil, Jackie and Patty
Karen: Has been working on Griffith Historical Society Museum display. She has done an enormous amount of research on the town of Griffith. In addition, she’s sent off her story “The Last Ride” to an editor. Karen is also working on General Grumpy, which is part of her series of train stories for children.
To our great delight, Karen has also been nominated for a DAR award for her book about the Purple Heart, The Medal with a Heart It will be the 90th birthday of the medal in 2022.
Judy and Luneil read another chapter from their already loved WIP, about Lottie Nora and Ryleigh Emma. They have prepared a questionnaire for their beta readers to fill out. The group also discussed plot points.
Valia read his work in process called, When Parrot leaves a Mango Tree. This is a story about a family that has moved from Chandwara India to Hammond, Indiana. A homesick boy listens to the sounds of his new home, and they remind him of his former home.
Jackie suggested a book to Valia which might help him plot the comparisons.
Ruthann is busy with two grandchildren and promises to write when she has a spare second.
Patty completed another NANOWRIMO and read Chapters 25 & 26 of her story, The Iron Ladies.
There was further discussion about questions to ask beta readers, which will be helpful for any WIP being read by the appropriate age group. It’s helps to determine if the story is headed in the right direction.
The meeting concluded around 8:45 pm.
Next meeting: January 12, 2022, @ 6:30 by Zoom.
Happy Holidays to all!