How Far We've ComeThree years ago, this group was a giddy bunch of wanna-be, hope-to-be writers getting ready for one of the biggest events of our lives--the 2003 Golden Heart Awards program at the RWA National Convention in New York City. A couple of lucky girls sold between the time they entered the contest and the convention, but most of us were still teetering on the edge. Now look at us! Look to the right, at that long row of book covers. Pop over to the Wet Noodle Posse ezine (www.wetnoodleposse.com) and check out the new releases. Cruise some of the author websites. It's amazing how much difference three years can make.
We've had Noodle babies born, we've lost one member to a devastating disease. We've had successes, and some failures. Through it all, we've held together. We celebrate those successes, we console and mourn the failures (then kick them in the rear and tell them to get back in the game). We buy Noodler books and place them front and center in book stores. We contribute to literacy baskets, send cards where needed, share houses during trips, help with booksignings, meet at conferences, see each other at any available opportunity.
I'm truly proud to be a part of this group. I hope you'll stop by the WNP ezine and help us celebrate its 2nd anniversary next month. But most of all, I hope you'll buy, and read, the Noodlers books, because I think we have the most talented group of writers on the planet right here in this wonderful group.