Friday, March 8, 2013

365 Inspirations—67: Meeting My Writing Group

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."—Henry Ford

Today I went downtown to a friend's house for my monthly meeting with my writing group. I carpooled with another friend. The three of us have been writing together for several years now. They are also my co-workers at the college where I teach ESL. All three of us are ESL teachers.

Whenever we get together, I feel so much energy. We always meet at a member's house and we always prepare food and eat a meal together. Today's meeting place was in my friend and co-worker's beautiful apartment in downtown Seattle with an amazing sunset view of the city and Puget Sound from the living room and city views throughout the rest of the place.

The first thing we did when we arrived was take pictures from her floor to ceiling windows. After that, we had some appetizers and drinks and chatted a bit. Our friend with the downtown apartment prepared a delicious turkey loaf, sweet potato salad and asparagus. We brought salads to accompany the meal and I made little chocolate cakes for dessert.

We are all collaborating on a book. I can't go into details about the book yet, but when it's closer to completion, I'll write about it here. The book is something that spontaneously happened from our meetings and now there is great energy behind it. Whenever we get together, we review what we have written and collaborate more. It's been such a fun process. Here a picture of us collaborating with our laptops:

I'm so happy I met with them today and we have another date on the calendar for next month and some assignments and research to do before we meet again! It's been so fun to work on this project together.

Do you have any clubs or groups that you meet with regularly? How often do you meet?


  1. i feel "the gathering" is so important in life....I gather with a sisterhood every second Saturday morning It consists of 6 of us.I also The Wisdom Club...a book club...every 8 weeks or so, in that gathering we are 12. I love it!

    happy weekend Katherine
    enjoy the sun!

    love and light

    1. Yes, it is! There's something that happens when people gather together to do something or just to simply be together. Glad you have some wonderful friends to gather with. Hope you have a great weekend too!

  2. Katherine, I tried to leave a comment, but it didn't seem to go through. I apologize if you get 2 comments from me! I don't have such a group, and I would love to. I've thought about starting a writer's group, but I haven't gotten very far in getting it together.

  3. What a fun idea! I'll be interested to hear what your collaborative book is all about. I don't have a group, but wish I did. I had the opportunity to join a totally online writer's group, but didn't because I think the face-to-face interaction is part of fun of being in a 'group.'