I just signed up and am really looking forward to the May 9th meeting.
My name is Peggy Dee, I live in Plano and I was just telling my friend Dusty
this morning I needed to find a writers group in Plano. I am thrilled to
find you guys and hope some of you can help me out of the situation I am in.
I started writing about 20 years ago in the late 80's. I met some people at
a local sci-fi writers group and we became good friends. In actuality two
of them have gone on to become professional writers and I decided to get
married twice, have to kids and start my own Custom Art Glass company. This
however does not seem to be enough reason for my writer friends for me not
to write. My friend Dusty Catwriter (I kid you not folks that is here
website name) wrote Kittens for Dummies last year and she keeps bitching at
me to finish my manuscript. So like all of you, I have this half written
manuscript, 40,000 words and I need someone totally unaffiliated with the
project to read and critique it for me. Not edit, I want someone who likes
to read and can compose a sentence to read it and critique its readability.
Does the hook- hook? Are the characters likable and hate-able, do the pages
seem to turn themselves or would you rather take a beating and watch old
Gilligan re-runs. I need an audience who will tell me straight if they
think this thing is good or if it sucks.
I will invite anyone interested to come to my house eat barbeque and play
poker if they are willing to read 200 pages.
The novel is basically Kat on a Hot Tin Roof meets Steven King (before he
got old and rusty). The plot goes something like this: Shy retiring
librarian heroin does not know she is a werewolf. Handsome stranger comes
to town. Big-time, murder mayhem and suspense ensue, families are torn
asunder, two hundred years of lies and carnage get the scabby bandage pulled
off and in the end. . .well like I said the end may not ever get written if
everybody thinks the first half has little or no merit.
I am very pro werewolf in this endeavor, the werewolf is not the bad guy,
any of you who might have known Lance Pope from Verdun Manor should
understand why. So if there is anyway to circulate this before the meeting
next week I would love to here from anyone who might be interested. Contact
me by e-mail here or go to my website www.peggydee.com to respond .
Trust me I will help anyone with their project who is willing to help me.