One of the things my therapist suggested for husbandog and I was to have weekly “state of the union” talks, where we’d talk about what was going well in the relationship and what needed work. I’m not exactly in a romantic relationship with the guild (at least, I don’t think so…), but it got me thinking. We set up the coffeehouse chats for talking about the writing, editing, and publishing aspects, but we also have goals for the Guild - what we’d like to get out of it, things we’d like to see changed, and mechanical details of how it’s run we’d like to refine.
To that end, I’ll be setting up state of the Guild chats for us to talk about Guild business as separate-but-related-to the business of writing. We’ll simply go through the Trello boards and cover cards that are there and see if any new ones need to be made. They’ll take place opposite coffeehouse chats at 10:00 MST/17:00 UTC in the snoutbox on Tuesdays and 17:00 MST/Midnight UTC on Thursdays on the Slack in #state-of-the-guild. They’ll be timeboxed to an hour, but only run as long as we need. These are open to members and non-members alike, and are entirely optional; I don’t want to create additional overhead for those with already packed schedules. We’ll give them a go for a few weeks and see if we get anything out of them and if not, we can reevaluate then!
I (or someone else who’s willing) will take notes and toss them up here on this post for folks to read. I may be late to the Tuesday ones due to work meetings, so feel free to start without.
[ul][li]Weekly meetings in snoutbox and Slack about Guild business[/li]
[li]Same times/locations as coffeehouse chats, but swapped: Tuesday US mornings/Europe evenings, and Thursday US evenings/Europe late night[/li]
[li]<1 hour in length[/li]
[li]Open to all[/li]
[li]If they’re not worth it, we’ll ditch 'em[/li][/ul]