By Beth Adele Long


©2001, Beth Adele Long 


Editor's note:

Beth 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.

Beth 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...



From Beth:

As 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.