Now it's time to take the next step. We need to begin to develop regular communication with each other in order to build relationship, encourage each other, and continue to grow as Christian writers. Distance is our greatest foe on the Western Slope when it comes to getting together to fellowship. Fortunately, the Internet, for all its faults, does offer us the benefit of virtual "togetherness." Hopefully, this blog will provide an easy way for us to begin to get to know each other, share our writing journeys, learn more about our craft, and stay connected.
At this point, we have several things to discuss...
• December meeting?We'd like to organize an early December face-to-face meeting in Grand Junction or Parachute, depending on who is coming. We could have a Christmas gathering, no presents exchanged, but maybe each person could bring some writing tidbit to the gathering, that way we could make it a learning experience as well. Leave a comment if you have other ideas, and if you prefer a weekend or weekday?
• Interest in virtual meetings?At the ACFW Colorado quarterly board meeting, I (Niki) participated via Skype. It was my first Skyping experience, and a good one. From what I understand, Skype is only one of the ways we could all participate in scheduled meetings without leaving the comfort of our own homes, or wherever we go to get a decent Internet connection. So, in the comments, please share if you would be interested in participating in a meeting via our amazing new Jetsons-style technology... (morning masks not included).
• Future content?My plan is to tap into the vast resources we have among our fellow ACFW Colorado members who already blog, write, or speak about various aspects of the writing life, giving us a chance to talk about the lessons they share here.
In addition, when we have new releases or other writerly news to share, this blog will give us another online avenue to share that information.
Our page will also be added to the main ACFW Colorado website, as the other Colorado chapters have done. We're not an official chapter at this point (hence the "prologue" in the title), but we have to start somewhere.
If you have additional ideas or thoughts about content, please share them!
Let's all continue to pray about our part in ACFW Colorado, and what role we might play as Western Slope ACFW members in particular! I look forward to hearing from you!