I've added something new to my Author Toolbox and to my Associations. I've joined Sisters in Crime. What is that? It's a national writer organization that focuses on women crime writers. This is big. This is VERY big. The way I look at is that the more you align yourself with people who have similar goals, the more likely you are to succeed. That's why I've been a member of RWA for so many years. I've always been adamant about gathering resources and this is yet another great resource.
In Stephen King's book, On Writing, he talks about gathering your toolbox of items that you'll need to succeed. Into that box you put all the things that will aid in the road to publication. I've been published, but that doesn't mean that I stop now. In fact, the need to keep expanding your toolbox grows along with your career. Makes sense doesn't it. It also makes sense that as your career path changes, so does the need for the things in your toolbox. If something doesn't work now, that doesn't necessarily mean that it won't work at a later date. It's like those scenes that don't work for your current work-in-progress, but you go on to cannibalize it for another book. Most of us have done this at one point or another.
So, this is my latest step in my career. I'm actually very excited about it. It's a positive step and I hope to learn from the masters that populate such a fantastic organization. I'll keep you all apprised.
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