Have you ever gone to a writer’s conference? This was me after attending my first and second writer’s conferences this past fall. I had the pleasure to attend the Rocky Mountain SCBWI conference in Denver in September and then a DC Libraries conference the following month in Castle Rock, CO. I had no idea what to expect from either conference and came away from both of them with a binder full of awesome. And a crit group. And a bunch of new writerly friends.
Another thing that I came away with both times, in equal measure, was joy. Sheer energizing joy at being able to spend days and days with people who were a lot like me. I wrote with an amazing level of dedication in the weeks that followed those conferences. I had a completed manuscript when I attended, but I now have a much more polished one. And a pair of new WIPs.
I was over at my twitter watching the #ny11scbwi begin to scroll by and wishing I was there. *sigh* After a month of being sick myself or being nurse to my sick kids and then hubby, I could really use a shot of some fabulous writerly goodness.
Can’t wait to hear all about what’s going on in NYC. Here is a little taste to get you in the mood.
Have you gone to conferences? Which ones? What was your favorite thing about them?