Jun 23, 2010

Wherefore art thou, oh newsletter?

by Marielle Carlisle

It's been three months now. Almost four.


Dear Newsletter Committee,

Pretty please with whipped cream and cherries on top mail the monthly ANWA newsletter. Or just one cherry on top. I'm not picky.

Thank you,

Marielle Carlisle

(I seem to write a lot of letters on this blog)

Let me tell ya'll why I like the newsletter:

See, I really look forward to reading it. I'm the Secretary in my chapter, and I believe myself to be hee-lar-e-ous when I write my clever (or so I think) monthly chapter minutes. And then finally reading it in the newsletter? It's like I've been sprinkled with fairy dust ... magic.

It doesn't matter if no one else thinks I'm funny. My name is in lights (or print, whatever) and it's my time to shine (or at least whisper, softly, from the paper).

Those monthly writing challenges and contests are great! I want to be challenged. The writing tips ... so insightful! The random stories and submissions ... good fun! It's like a letter from an old friend. An old friend that I just barely met because I only joined about a year and a half ago.

Perhaps this is an 'absences makes the heart grow fonder' sort of thing. At this point I'll take anything! A torn off corner of a napkin, a gum wrapper, a cardboard insert.

For a newsletter by any other name, would still smell as sweet.


  1. The newsletter went out to email subscribers on Sunday night. It's been sent to our production people. Check your spam filter or your snail-mail today.

  2. I've missed it, too, Marielle. April/May has been published and June shouldn't be far behind. I believe it's on track to get caught up. Yay!

  3. Actually some of the delay is that we need more submissions. We can't print what we don't get in abundance. Everyone can really help us all out, if more articles are sent in.

    But we are on the issue. Growing pains. This is the first year with a new editor in charge. We'll work it out, thanks all you members out there for your patience. And the submissions we do have to print. Being editor isn't as easy as it looks.

  4. I got mine in the mail today and it warmed my little heart.


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