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Long Overdue Newsletter: February 2020

Quote of the month:

"I would rather go 0-for-30 from the floor than 0-for-9. An 0-for-9 means you beat yourself, you psyched yourself out of the game. The only reason is because you've just now lost confidence in yourself."
-Kobe Bryant

A big theme for us this month was putting your work out there. Even when it's new and scary. All the edits, missteps, crossing things out, it's better to experience those things and grow than avoiding it altogether.

For anyone who has read our previous newsletters, hey, welcome back! To everyone else, thanks for dropping in. Let's take a look back at January and see what's ahead for this month.


Our First-Ever Rough Drafts Event

The concept: Bring in a rough draft or even just a rough idea for a story. Share with a group of writers all while enjoying wine. Thank you to Melissa, owner of Bottles Up! in Lakeview East for being a great host!

It was awesome to hear the wide variety of stories in the works. Our guests had:

  • A sci-fi novel

  • Running list of Onion style satire articles

  • A book of short stories being revitalized from 5+ years ago

  • New concept for a book of short stories

  • New screenplay

  • Dusting off a TV show idea from eight years ago

We're excited to see where these stories go and can't wait to host more Rough Draft events throughout the year!


New Year's Revolution