NOTE: We will be meeting in ballrooms ABC (around back) this month.
Morning Session: NaNoWriMo Bootcamp
Bring a notebook and pen, and come prepared to write! Kristi Jenkins, one of our fabulous new members, will walk you through a pre-National Novel Writing Month bootcamp so that you– and your novel– will be whipped into shape before the big event. Kristi has 10 NaNo “wins” under her belt, and served as Tucson’s official NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison for six years. She’ll share her best tips and tricks for not only surviving, but thriving during your most challenging month of writing yet. Whether you’re doing our chapter’s 25,000 word challenge, or the full 50k NaNo, Kristi will help you reach the finish line with a solid first draft and your sanity intact.
Afternoon Session: Book Bub and the Writing Life
Jesse Petersen (writing as Jess Michaels) will cover the infamous Book Bub– what it is, what it does, and what happens when you get the chance to use it. She will open the floor up to questions about the process and share her insights about the experience. Jesse will also tackle a discussion about what the schedule of a full-time writer
looks like, including a schedule of how she balances her time between writing and social media/marketing. You won’t want to miss it!
Jess Michaels began writing full-time in 1999 after being encouraged by her husband to follow her dream. In 2003, she sold her first novella to Red Sage Press, an erotic historical romance about an Egyptian tomb and a very sexy curse. Since then she has published (or has contracted to publish) nearly 50 novels and novellas under three different pen names with several major publishers, small presses and via self-publishing. Her erotic historical romances have been national bestsellers and won awards from booksellers and readers.
She and her awesome husband live in Tucson where she enjoys playing video games, exploring the beautiful desert, spending time with her nephews, reading and spending petting her two old lady cats.
October Fundraising Raffle
Once again it’s time for our special Annual Raffle – the time when we ask members who are able to bring in something special to donate to our chapter fundraiser. In the past we’ve had Alpha Smarts, Gift Certificates, Weekends on Mt. Lemmon, Manuscript Critiques, and Luxurious Gift Baskets Galore!
So mark your calendars, make a reservation, and get ready to have fun!
Meeting fee of $25 members, $30 guests and walk-ins applies. SPACE MAY BE LIMITED. Please specify your lunch on our PAYMENTS PAGE, or email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 8 am Wednesday before the meeting to make a reservation.
Anyone who does not reserve by 8 am the Wednesday before the meeting will receive this month’s DEFAULT meal.
Menu for October 25, 2014
Option A: Grilled Bacon Cheeseburger
Angus Burger (cooked medium to medium well) w/smoked bacon and cheddar cheese. French fries. DoubleTree Cookie Plate. Choice of coffee/decaf, iced tea, lemonade or soda.
Option B: Grilled Plain Turkey Burger
Grilled Turkey Burger. French fries. DoubleTree Cookie Plate. Choice of coffee/decaf, iced tea, lemonade or soda.
Option C: Chef’s Choice: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian
(Item subject to change. Chef will provide a gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian meal) Grilled Vegetables with Pomidono Sauce and Gluten Free Pasta. DoubleTree cookie plate (contains gluten). Choice of coffee/decaf, iced tea, lemonade or soda.
Option D: TAMARIND BBQ CHICKEN * Walk-in DEFAULT
Tamarind BBQ chicken breast served over field greens, citrus segments, granny smith apples, and blue cheese served with honey mustard dressing. Fresh rolls and butter. DoubleTree cookie plate. Choice of coffee/decaf, iced tea, lemonade or soda.