This is an odd week. Not sure why. Just is. This time next week, I’ll be winding up a Day Job Conference in San Antonio – hopefully celebrating a successful co-presentation. This past weekend I attended DFWCon which is a writers’ CONFERENCE (not a convention – there’s quite the difference).
I’m one of those “ambivert” people — I like being at social gatherings (and yes, conferences are social gatherings) but the GOING to the gathering is something I dread. This was one of those times. But hey, I paid a lot of money to do some writerly professional development, by golly I was going to suck it up and go.
Really glad I did. I actually went to panels and took notes. I talked to amazing authors. I chose not to pitch to editors or agents — there’s nothing I feel is anywhere near the point I would feel comfortable trying to sell just yet — but now…goals. I also have some panel ideas to pitch to the programming folks for panels.
It also did the thing that I wanted it to do. Let me catch up with writer friends who have books coming out in July. It also did a bit of a butt-kick to get back to writing work…Really, really want to do that. Really, really am going to do that.
Also came up with a plan for a couple of other things. Which also means getting ones butt in 12 kinds of gear. The Spring has been busy – the Summer is ramping up to be the same.
The books I mention here are coming out in July. They’re written by really awesome women who write really awesome books. Please consider pre-ordering. The Kara Connolly is a time traveling, Olympic archer who accidentally creates Robin Hood — can’t wait to read this one!