At the tail end of last week, I submitted my memberships into the following organizations: Sisters in Crime and the Twin Cities chapter of Sisters in Crime. Tomorrow, my loving husband will send out my membership application for Mystery Writers of America (MWA).
What do I hope to get out of these memberships? Does this bring me one step closer to publishing my novel? I’ve always been hesitant about sharing my work with other people, so why am I clamoring to join associations that will bring me closer to other writers and maybe (GASP!) cause me to share my word-babies with the universe?
I’m not sure what the answers are to these questions. But in the meantime, this is something that I’ve done for me. I’m putting my money where my mouth is and I’m taking steps towards the goals I’ve set for myself.