Friday, January 10, 2014


Gavel 4

After serving two years as president of one of my writing groups, Sleuths' Ink, I'm done. Whew!

Don't get me wrong, they are a wonderful group of people to be associated with. All talented and supportive of each other. It's just . . . well - the responsibility was starting to wear on me. Getting to the meetings early to set up, deciding on the agenda, making sure I reserved the room we use at the library which entailed me staying up until midnight every six months so I could get our e-mail request in a minute after midnight (I'm not a late night person). Signing up volunteers for projects, making sure we had speakers lined up and writing the president message for the newsletter each month.  Not to mention the occasional problem that would crop up.

Good luck to my successor. I, for one, am going to enjoy my freedom. Our meeting is tomorrow and I may not get there before it starts. I'll just slip in and have a seat anywhere I want. And talk out of turn. Take a nap if I so desire.

Now if I could get somebody to take over the treasurer position I volunteered for with my other group, Ozarks Romance Authors.

Maybe I'm a glutton for punishment.


  1. I, one of many, think you did a great job. You made it seem simple and easy. Thanks for all you do.

  2. You did a great job! We'll try not torture you too much in ORA. :)

  3. Just know that we ORA members are especially grateful that you stepped up to take that treasure duty. Hopefully it won't be as stressful as presidential duties.

  4. I'm sure you'll be missed at Sleuth's but don't even think about retiring from ORA! :) We need you!!!

    1. I should say--retiring from your position as treasurer. We need you!! (That part didn't change LOL)

  5. I'm in awe of anyone who takes on major positions in a group. They scare the daylights out of me.