Well, I’m just back from the Write! Canada conference and, as usual, my head is spinning. I am way over the limit on information, and way under the limit for sleep (is there a limit for sleep?) I am going to need a few days to decompress and debrief before I can even begin to analyze everything that happened over those three days last week.
As always, the conference was the following, emotionally speaking:
I’m showing you the picture so I can avoid using the tired old cliche, but you get what I’m saying, right? Fabulous interaction and networking with other attendees, less enthusiasm than I would have liked to see from one agent, encouraging feedback and a request to see more work from another, amazing classes and workshops, still not as comfortable as I would like to be getting up in front of people and reading my work so that was disappointing, great food, some workshops not as applicable to where I am at as I thought they might be, etc., etc.
All in all though, well worth the time, effort, cost and energy expended. I highly recommend all writers, from aspiring to professional, consider attending at least one such conference a year. If nothing else, it is a break from the usual routine, and a chance for us normally reclusive writer types to get out and actually converse with real live human beings, as opposed to the ones that just exist in our heads, which is always a good thing.
I have to get right back at it today though. Those characters in my head are definitely calling my name.
Press on, my friends. Press on,