On a slightly different note: I went to the writers' conference this weekend and had an AMAZING time!! My friend Amanda managed to talk me into doing a pitch session (honestly my worst nightmare!) and it paid off! I got a full manuscript request. The agent kindly gave me a little bit to polish up my manuscript with all the wonderful things I learned this weekend....
So now I'm basically rewriting my novel! I'm really trying to push myself to get it done soon. I'm really excited about this book and think it'll do well!
I got to rub shoulders with some pretty awesome authors too! Anne Perry (though I didn't actually get to talk to her), Janette Rallison (aka C.J. Hill), Tyler Whitesides and James Dashner!
See, I even have proof. :)
One of the perks of going to these conferences is meeting other like-minded (and sometimes not so like-minded!) writers. Amanda and I got lucky and managed to meet several and hope to band together in an effort to support and encourage one another...because let's face it. We all have those days where we think our writing sucks and that no one will ever read it, etc, etc.
Here's to friends you click instantly with and to our new group that will hopefully churn out amazing books soon to be seen in stores everywhere!