My granddad is turning 98 tomorrow, so I’ll be at his birthday celebration--and missing the Southern Magic meeting for the first time in the two and half years I’ve been a member.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Southern Magic is very important to me. Formerly I was a member of Georgia Romance Writers but I never got to go because I had a toddler and I lived too far away. When we moved to Birmingham, I joined Southern Magic before I even got the gas turned on at the house.
The most wonderful thing about my short membership is seeing a happy pattern. Members join, figure out the industry, start finaling in contests or getting calls from agents and editors, and then sell. Forgive me if I’m forgetting someone, but if I recall correctly, in 2005 this happened to Kelley St. John, me, and Paula Graves. In 2006, Lyn Randal. In 2007, Kira Bazzell and Christy Reece...and we’re only halfway through the year!
If you’ve been lurking on this blog, unsure of whether you want to come to a Southern Magic meeting, I encourage you to take that step and visit the Homewood Library tomorrow or at our next meeting on September 22. You can come to two meetings per year without joining, but most people decide that membership and the fellowship that comes with it are definitely worth it.