Hello, I am Ryan from EDRC--the main member who keeps track of online presence for the group. If you don't realize by now, we don't seem to have any uploads on Deviant Art, and we have very little presence on this site. This is not because we no longer have an interest in writing, that is certainly not true. The real reason as to why we don't have any uploads on this site is just the fact that we have been working on so many projects and school has been so hard that we didn't have time to copy all of our work.
In this new year, I would like to change all of this. I want to get all of our writing profiles up to date and everything almost identical on all of the websites we share on. I hope to accomplish this within the next month; however, we have over 150 uploads and it will take a while to get all of them transferred on here. We will have an updated profile eventually, I can guarantee that at least.
More Than Just Friends:
On December 17th, 2011, Erica and I (Ryan) officially began dating. This was decided, as a matter of fact, on EDRC's Writers Cafe profile. Erica, a week previous, had posted a revelation of her love to me on EDRC's profile, and this is what kicked everything off. I replied with my own poem, saying that we needed to verbally chat about it. Sadly, that chance didn't come for two days, which was the day we started going out, December 17th, due to several things getting in the way. Amazingly, during that time, we had our 3rd most read week in EDRC's history. During that week alone we got over 130 reads on our work, most of which was on the reply poem. I thought that was kind of interesting myself. I suppose most people don't confess their love online to each other.
Finally, December 17th came along, and Erica and I got the chance to chat with each-other. That day, we were planning on going out to eat as just a friendly outing, but I ended up staying over at her grandmothers house. Finally, we chatted, and just started going out. Really, neither of us asked one another, we just started dating. It was completely different than I had expected, but it worked. We posted a reply poem and then a combined poem releasing the news of us dating one another and that was the end of it. I literally contribute most of our love for one another to EDRC, because if it were not for our writing group, we would not have truly wrote our feelings down and talked to each-other as much as we had the past two years.
Change In Name and Membership:
In the past year, EDRC has changed quite a bit. We lost two members, gained guest writers, created new writing agreements and contracts for ourselves, and some members became more than just friends and started dating. Because of this, EDRC could no longer mean "Erica, Dean, Ryan, Cameron". Dean and Cameron are no longer part of the group. The only remaining original members are Erica and Ryan, who are now dating, making the entire 'friendship' idea a bit different, seeing how members were a tad more than just friends.
From the very beginning, we vowed to never change our name, because we felt it was a true symbol of friendship. After Cameron and Dean left us, we still didn't want to change the name. For weeks we debated a new meaning for the name, and finally came up with one. The new meaning of EDRC is 'Editing. Designing. Reading. Creating.". This works very well for what we do. We edit work, we design covers and characters, we read the work of others, and we create whatever we can imagine. Even though Dean and Cameron are out of the group, they still remain friends of ours... they just don't upload anymore.
The Year Ahead:
I realize this is a long post, I just feel that it is important that our current and or future members understand the things going on with us. We've had quite a few changes and new things that have given us inspiration for writing. We have been coming up with crazy amounts of poetry, first person novels, plays, and other things that we may have uploaded soon. I, myself, am working on 4 novels, which will take quite some time to complete if I even complete them at all. Keep an eye out for our uploads because SEVERAL are coming your way.
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