What a great day! I attended my first Heart of Dixie RWA meeting in Cullman, Alabama, and learned all about Tactical Units (otherwise known as SWAT). I also met the greatest group of ladies (and a couple of gentlemen) who made me feel so welcome and excited about being a part of the group. You couldn't possibly find a group of nicer people, I am certain. And that's going some when I just came from the land of aloha.
But, I do believe Southern hospitality might just edge out the spirit of aloha by a slim margin. Hard to believe, but true. I don't mean the difference between this chapter and my Hawaii chapter, but rather the difference in the population as a whole. 🙂 Folks are just friendier than heck in the South. And that's a good thing, especially since I learned that one can pack a concealed pistol here in Alabama (with a permit, of course). Not happening in Hawaii. Ever wonder why the Dog uses mace? Cause he can't carry. No one but the PD can carry in Hawaii. I kind of like that, really. 🙂
Anywho, feeling good and inspired and ready to write. 🙂 Now if I could just get some free time….
Congrats on your meeting… Sounds like you had a blast!
Hi, Candice! Great to see you. 🙂 Yep, it was fun!! I really had a good time. 🙂
Sounds great! I think my publisher is in your chapter.
I’m about 3 hours from all the Bama chapters. We need one down here! (No I am not volunteering to organize that lol. I’m busier than I can handle as it is lol!)
Man oh man how I hated to miss that meeting, but with the DH making his Broadway debut I just couldn’t go. I’ve heard all about it — the FlashBang, the guns, the kevlar vests — and I’m hoping they can get the team to come back for another meeting.
Loved your Thursday Thirteen about the south. See? I told you there were lots of good reasons to live here — grits and sweet tea amongst the most popular.
See you next month!
Hi, Marilyn! I’m sorry you had to miss the meeting, but I could tell you had a lot of fun at the big debut. 🙂 And you know what, those guys in Cullman are just so darned friendly (like my Thursday Thirteen says, ha) that I’m guessing you could call them up and make an impromptu visit of their HQ. They’d probably come back every month if asked. 🙂
It was great, and I really learned a couple of things that immediately helped my WIP. 🙂
Hey, Loribelle! Really, your publisher’s in this chapter? I didn’t know that! Wow, you’re 3 hours from a chapter? I know the feeling, though. I spent a few years in DC and could never get to meetings because I worked on Saturdays. And then I went overseas where we didn’t have a chapter. 🙁
Glad to hear you enjoyed your RWA meeting! I’m going to my first Sisters In Crime meeting tonight. I believe a homicide detective is the speaker.
Oh, wonderful, Morag! Didn’t they just start that chapter there? Or am I mistaken? It sounds very interesting!
Yes, the chapter just started. This was the second meeting. I missed the first. Looking forward to the next!