Houston, TXUSA 77027
May 31, 2011
I'm a writer of fiction, interested in meeting other writers on a regular basis to critique, write and explore the world through words.
General fiction - novels and short stories
Tim was great at getting us warmed up and into the right mindset. The exercises were fun and stimulating and helpful in that lessons could be applied across a range of writing. The venue was good too - though next time I'll bring some bug repellent. Thanks for organising, Tim.
I just learned that ancient Sumerians had sailboats so I've got to put in something about that now. Their boats were made of reeds cemented together using bitumen. And they traded with everyone from Europe to Asia. They traded with their near neighbors who traded with THEIR near neighbors etc and they wound up with stuff from all over the place. They were able to sail into the Persian Gulf, but I don't know what they called it, back before there was any place called Persia.
Not a big deal about my book. It's not like I'm doing anything else with it right now. If I don't hear anything about it by the summer, then I may look into other places to submit it. I know Jason has posted a few things in the last few days about some other books coming out, including some fantasy book for tweens, so he is getting moving on some projects. I think he's just afraid to make commitments to new books/authors until the money is more solid.
Hi Andrea. My friend's company is Grey Gecko Press. Their website is greygeckopress.com. My friend's name is Jason Ayedolotte (I'm probably not spelling his name right). The press is his passion, but unfortunately he is struggling to keep it afloat. He was initially enthusiastic about publishing my book, but the last he told me was that he probably wouldn't be publishing anything new until the company gets on more solid footing. Submit if you like though. I like the way he works with writers.
I really want to know more about sailing so I am going to join TASS, which has both married and single sailors even though it's called Texas Association of Single Sailors. They are a Meetup group so you can find them easily enough if you're interested. You might like them. Most of them definitely know their way around a yacht.
So I'm not sure how this works, but I suggested the meet-up, but it says we need 2 more RSVP's before its announced to the group? I didn't get a chance to call te house of tea yet, (we moved this weekend, ugh) but I'll call them as soon as they open. Did you find out anything about cafe express?
Hey, so we should add the next meet on here soon, do you remember who wanted to present other than Michelle (the new one), and cheryl (I think)? I haven't had a chance to call LaMadeline to see which locations have an extra room, did you have any other ideas as to places? I like the atmosphere of this place (http://www.tehouseoftea.com/parties), its usually not very crowded, and they do reserve areas for parties, although I'm not sure if it costs money. I can call them tomorrow.