Tuesday, October 15, 2019

October 2019 Meeting

Present: Marilyn, Jenni, Rick, Jennifer, Jayleen, Natalie, Sue, Sallee

Treasurer: Dues are due!!  $506 now with dues. One Tea Cozies sold in Sept.
PR: Jackie has been ill. Anyone that has new books needs to email the info to Jacki for Book of the Day. 

Old News  

New News

Personal Reports:
  • Jennifer - A Rough Draft is in audiobook. Indie Strong FB live feeds on Mondays at 10:30pm. Put on YouTube after they air. Questions are welcome!
  • Jayleen - NIMROD conference is this Saturday, Oct. 18
  • Marilyn - had to leave early
  • Jenni - adjusting to school time, working on a new novel, approached to be a writer of the week on a website and kinda nervous
  • Rick - finished prequel to Xhanga and sent them to a couple young adults for beta reading
  • Natalie - taking baby steps, inspired by Olive’s “bible” lesson but may be overthinking, might be delayed but still making progress
  • Sallee - closing 2nd book. Glenn has edits done, has a beta reader, Rita has covers finished
  • Sue - editor wanting a flashback but she’s not sure so kinda frustrated, worried the flashback is overused

  • Brandy has volunteered to design anthology covers for free while she rebuilds her brand. 
  • Jayleen moved to have Brandy design the Valentine’s cover and then have WW vote on next cover option. 
  • Publication on February 11th (so stories can still be entered in OWFI and FOL)
  • Nov 1st - 19th for critique, submit story by Nov 1st
  • Monday, November 11th at 6:30 for critiques, gives everyone 10 days to read submissions.
  • Need a Title: Red Roses in Green Country

We will be releasing a romance anthology on February 11, 2020. Anyone can submit, even if you didn't sign up. (The sign up sheet was for me to get a good grasp on what topics people wanted to do.) Here are the dates to remember:

1. October 15th: Come up with and finalize title (at meeting)
2. October 15th: Find date no later than November 19th for critique meeting. Denise from the library says we can schedule meetings just for critiquing and it won't affect when we can schedule meetings.
3. November 1st: All manuscripts for the romance anthology are due to Jennifer at BvilleWordWeavers@gmail.com so she can shoot them out to all the members for both cyber and in-person critiques.
4. November 18th: All cover ideas due. Will vote at the 11/19 meeting. Everyone is welcome to submit, please know that we can not pay at this time.
5. December 17th:  Final cover (if tweaks are needed) due. Final drafts for copy editing due.
6. January 21, 2020: Copy edits from editors due. Will return those to you ASAP.
8. February 11th: Release date!!

Tuesday November 19th 6:30: Next “meeting” is a Write-in, bring snacks! Public will be invited!

September 2019 Meeting

Present: Jennifer, Olive, Darla, Twyana, Natalie, Pepper, Sallee, Ann, Rick, Eloise, Jacki, Jayleen, Debbie, Marilyn, Sue

Current Officers Report
Rick: time to renew membership. $10, graph presentation on account balance
Jayleen: no report
Olive: no new social media members

Officer Elections
President: Jennifer
Vice President: Marilyn
Treasurer: Rick
Secretary: Jayleen
PR: Jacki

New Exciting News!
Jennifer - Chicken Soup for the Soul out next week. Indie Strong FB live on Mondays at 10:30pm
Olive - Ordinary Times article about pizza
Darla - doubled creative writing enrollment
Twyana - in progress
Natalie - in progress, i-books author as new platform
Pepper - pitched at OWFI, after 3 tries was suggested that another agent might be better, hosting the movies for OLLI in Tulsa on Mondays and Bville on Thursdays
Sue - revisiting old story, talked to a producer, 
Marilyn - 3rd book out
Ann - working on pamphlet for library
Gary - travel log, using Bville print shop
Rick - OWFI inspiration to write prequel to Xhanga, increasing word count
Eloise - getting started again
Jacki - book out on October 1st
Jayleen - I write grades, 
Debbie - put butt in chair, started with grant writing, 

Nimrod information

Last Meeting, format of the meeting, general consensus more speakers, more critiques on personal projects
Survey Monkey - smaller e-book anthologies

Meetings: time for critiques, utilizing talent in our room, speakers already include Script Writing and Leadership, 

Deadlines for February

Next meeting Tuesday October 15th, upstairs

June 2019 Meeting

Present: Jayleen, Olive, Rick, Gary, Sam Glen, Marilyn, Jennifer, Jacki, Pepper, Sallee, Natalie

Treasurer: $331.22 in account, sold one anthology for June

Marc Cullison - guest speaker

Tue. July 16th next meeting upstairs

Jennifer, A Rough Draft came out last week!

Jayleen -writing lesson plans!

Rick - book signing in Ponca City, sold 4 books, working on Xhanga prequel

Natalie - working on drafts, 

Gary - consolidating some genealogy 

Glen - three new poems, Heritage July 27th poetry night, reading Stephen Hawking, almost ready to put together a book of poetry. 

Sam - now writing poetry for poetry nights, planning to put them together

Marilyn - editing Lilian’s Locket

Jacki - working on sequel to Gaemundi...procrastinating   J.S. Laramore Author

Pepper - working on novel Arbuckle, late tonight because she was finishing Chapter 12 (middle of story). 

Phantasmagoria Books and Records is taking WordWeavers books on consignment

Washington County Fair, Sept. 6-8

Podcasts: Balance & Keeping Creative momentum going  (link is on members page) each one is about an hour long. Free as far as we can tell.

April 2019

April 17th

Present: Darla, Olive, Pepper, Rick, Glenn M., Jayleen, Debbie, Denise, Gary, Jackie, Sue, Jennifer, Marilynn, Sallie

Treasurer: $305.32 -scholarship for OWFI, +$35 for anthology sales -$70 for CdC trophy and -$25 for Friday table
PR: continue to post books of the day on FB
Secretary: no new news

Old News
  • Rick- event at Jude’s, didn’t go as well at site, but trickle effect ended up selling 20 books 

New News
  • Darla working on article for Bville Magazine
  • Denise editing book (miracle realism)
  • Olive working on revision/entire rewrite...by hand!
  • Pepper editing a book for Rick, working on a western
  • Jackie working on urban fantasy series, interested in horror
  • Sue moved back from coast, has written 4 books
  • Glenn, performing poems at open mic night, helping edit Jackie’s book, 
  • Rick still working with Pepper, now doing a chapter edit at a time, recently published Against the Gates of Hell
  • Windles Rock Shop will sell books. 
  • Brace Books (Ponca City) will do book signings and sell your books
  • Magic City Books on a per author basis. Drop off book for consideration
  • Thursday 7pm FOL meeting. Heather Davis is speaking and Denise will be getting a prize! 
  • Pepper bday party Saturday April 20th 4-7, 4th annual 40th 

  • Conference May 2-5
  • Items for basket
  • Book Drive (helps with grants) new and gently used for children and adults
  • Everyone that applied for OWFI scholarship received one, thanks to Basket Wars!
  • Don’t feel like you have to stay in a session that you aren’t enjoying
  • Bring a sweater 
  • Costume contest Friday night 

Tuesday, May 21st Celebration Party @ Library -bring your favorite summertime snack