Mercedes Murdock Yardley
The latest Las Vegas chapter of the HWA was a success! This is the first time we’ve met at Copper Cat Books (which is a venue we adore, run by an absolutely stellar couple) and also the first time we had more than five people. Usually we grabbed a table at Count’s Vamp’d, which is a very cool rock-and-roll bar with live music. It was ideal for hanging with friends out on the town, but not for discussing literature because we were screaming over the music. This was also our first time with the quarterly meeting schedule instead of monthly, and I think that was a positive change, as well.
We were a bit more formal than usual, because previously at least half of the group was usually drinking before the meeting even began. At times I think the new group expected someone to lead the discussion instead of having everyone participate equally, but it was a warm and friendly environment. We discussed market submissions, our projects, the benefits of being an HWA member, different writer’s groups, and our favorite podcasts. We have a LOT of favorite podcasts.
Here’s to the new year, and we hope to see everyone again in March!