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November 2021 Meeting (And October too)

 Hey all,

Our next meeting will be January 11th at 7pm in FG Library.

We made some important decisions at our last meeting so here are those meeting minutes:

•Breaking till January
•we have decided to write a Christmas compilation with Christmas Love stories and some spooky elements are definitely an option
•James taught what editors pet peeves are. (It was so great and full of satire- I’ll post a pic of his handout)
•Homer read a nice  Christmas story.

Here is a timeline of events if you would like to be part of the Christmas Book for 2022:

•January we will be asking for submission commitments
• February - you better get writing!
• March - you have to be done with your story.
• End of March to mid April - all stories read with good feedback.
• Mid/End of April - everyone should have have feedback and redraft has to be done by May 1st.
• May and June - all copy edits done.
• The last week of June and first week in July to respond to copy edits.
• All of July - formatting and the cover.
• August - wrap stuff up and order books.
• September 1 - launch!

> It’s our monthly meeting tomorrow or today (whenever you’re reading this) Tuesday November 9 at 7pm at the library in Ft. Green. James is teaching and I think Someone is sharing but my notes from last meeting are a little unclear about that - so come and find out who it is with me!
> We also need to decide the theme for the next anthology!
> As for the meeting minutes from last month, I’m just going to have to copy and paste my chicken scratch here because I don’t have time to make it perfect and super easy to read. I’m sorry! I’ll do better next time I swear!
> October Meeting Minutes:
> Twitter is up to 3200 followers
> Tony Larsen - participating in anthology.
> She has series and stand alone books and is working on new series.
> 800 Facebook followers
> 82 Instagram followers
> Website is looking fantastic! More author profiles are up!
> The anthology is officially on and new authors have joined the team!
> Miscellany II - Book cover with a close up of a cottage door - sections/parts within the book to separate genres a little better.
> Authors, editing, stories.
> Next anthology theme decided in November. Brainstorming.
> Social Media short story series. Or excerpt from a story we can link to.
> Assign 2 people per month.
> •••Lawrence, Ray, Homer and Marla for November and December - do we have any thanksgiving or Christmas stories out there???
> November - sharing
> ——— James is teaching.
> ********Goals:
> Marla - Marshmallow the cat 🐈 one tiny story for next month about Marshmallow.
> Homer - write a new story to be read next month.
> James - write one chapter.
> Lawrence - write a chapter.
> Natalie- story board the octopus
> Toney- romance novella cover and layout, 3rd fantasy final touches, non fiction to edit. Finish two short stories.


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