Hi everybody! It’s hard to believe that in less than two short years, my stint as President of the Nebraska Writers Guild will come to a close. Here’s what I do. I have a constantly evolving list of things that need to happen to keep the train of awesome on the track. We’ve got a wonderful group of Board and committee members, but someone still needs to make sure things are done in a timely manner. It’s great business experience running the Guild. In addition there are the many doors you are able to open as a Board member. I’ve been able to develop friendships with some incredible people who I never would have been able to meet if I hadn’t been affiliated with the Guild.
As President, I’ve had an opportunity to shape the history and future of a prestigious organization as well. I’m still in awe that I am filling the shoes of some of my literary idols, like Willa Cather, Bess Streeter Aldrich, John G. Neihardt, and Mari Sandoz. During my tenure, we’ve made some great strides in making the website a great hub for communication and education. Our membership and conferences continue to grow, and that only opens up additional opportunities. It’s exciting, heady stuff. I hope you’ll consider stepping up to take my–or any other position. It’s work, yes, but my life is much richer because of it.