Beth Adele Long
Beth Adele Long
posted this on the Forward Motion Boards, and it seemed appropriate that we
mark the change here, as well. Vicki McElfresh, who has written several
articles for Vision, and has stepped ably into Beth's position
on the Forward Motion site.
is already at Clarion, and we look forward to her coming back soon. Her
help is invaluable in putting this ezine together. And besides, she's
promised an article...
many of you know, I'm getting ready to go to the six-week Clarion Writers'
Workshop (in just two weeks -- eek!). I'm excited about how my writing has been
developing recently, except for one thing: I haven't been doing enough of it.
For several weeks now I've been thinking about how to change that, and I've
decided that I need to simplify. Drastically. That's meant making some tough
decisions about what I will and won't do.
I've been the Young Writers' moderator for just about a year now. It's been fun,
exciting, and tremendously rewarding. This is a great group; you guys are sharp
and enthusiastic, and I've loved working with you. But a woman's gotta do what a
woman's gotta do, and it's time for me to step aside.
As sad as I am to be taking of my moderator's hat, I am excited that
Vicki McElfresh has agreed to step in as the new Young Writers' Moderator. Vicki
has been with the community since the start, and I've always had the highest
opinion of her. Rainsong, who has been my very capable co-moderator since the
YWS started, will be helping Vicki with the transition.
I won't disappear entirely! I'll still be involved in the community, and I'll be
popping in from time to time. I hope to stay in touch with many of you, and I'll
follow your future careers with great interest.