The latest meeting took place at Izzie's house. Without the guiding presence of Chris (at work) and Rob (on holiday), we did our best to stick to the guidelines, but may have meandered ever so slightly during the course of the evening.
Linda's short story, Telling the Bees is to be published in a local magazine called The Loom. Fellow members of the SVA were all delighted that her work is getting into print.
Tony is submitting short stories to The New Yorker and The London Magazine and has also found the time to enter The Bristol Short Story Competition.
Izzie is still writing for American online magazine, Mommy Hotspot and reports that viewing figures for her blog are on the up.
Annie has joined The Society For Children's Bookwriters and Illustrators and continues to work on her children's book.
Annie submitted a re-worked version of Ellie and the Dino-taur.
Tony thought it was an amusing read and great for parents to read out-loud. Several modifications to the pace and rhyme of the verse were suggested. At the end of the meeting he also came up with a name change for the main character that the rest of the group adored.
Izzie thought the verse was lively, engaging and perfect for teaching children all about the names of dinosaurs.
Linda suggested that the main character should be a boy and loved the sense of adventure.
At the end of the meeting, we put our heads together and deduced that the next meeting should be at Annie's house on 13th May. We're pretty sure that it's Linda's turn to submit, but had absolutely no idea about who might be blogging.