If you read my President’s post from last year (find it HERE), you’ll know May stands for Mayhem in my house! Too many things are ending at the same time, and I’m barely dreading water, frazzled in my attempt not to drown in my shark-infested (and largely self-induced) sea of responsibility. This picture, although taken before Mayhem, sort of sums up what my life feels like this month–blurry and out of focus, and while I’m smiling, my eyes are barely open…and everyone else sails by me looking gorgeous and well-rested. *Sigh*

blurry and eyes closed...so me

Lovely Mermaids…and a sleepy me…at a recent SSRA book-signing for Library Week. L-R: Ronnie Allen, Dylan Newton, Jennifer Taylor and Judy Kammeraad.

So, in an attempt to be mindful of my time, as well as your own, I’ll keep this month’s post brief. Here’s what you’ll need to know this month:

Monday, May 4: PRO members may register for an agent/editor appointments at the annual RWA conference this July HERE.

RWA® PRO PinMay 4–8, 2015: Starting Your Story in the Right Place by Presenter: Kristan Higgins. The class will take place on an RWA U forum in myRWA and is offered at no cost to members. REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, May 6: PRO-be/PAN-be meeting at the Homosassa Library from 10-1pm. This is the time to ask YOUR specific, writing-related questions, so don’t miss out!

Citrus County Chronicle Staff Reporter Buster Thompson

Citrus County Chronicle Staff Reporter Buster Thompson

Saturday, May 30: 10am-2pm is our monthly SSRA meeting. Guest Speaker Journalist Buster Thompson joins us to share his experiences writing for the Citrus County Chronicle, including how to write to a deadline and what editors look for in quality writing.

Keep treading water, Mermaids and Mermen, and I promise to do the same! That’s one great thing about our writing organization–we help each other stay afloat when the writing gets tough!

Write On…

Dylan Newton

SSRA President

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President at SSRA
Dylan Newton was born and raised in a small town in Upstate New York where the local library was her favorite hang-out. Despite earning a degree in English Literature, Dylan spent more than a decade sidetracked by an executive position in corporate America where she swears she contracted testosterone poisoning. After leaving, she dedicated herself to more estrogen-rich passions, like motherhood, writing romance novels and her never-ending quest for the perfect date night.

Dylan married her high-school sweetheart and they are busy living out their own happily ever after in sunny Florida with their two incredible daughters and a snoring Shiz-Tsu.

Dylan can be found online at: DylanNewton.com
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