I have come home so inspired and so well informed about publishing trends, editors’ likes and dislikes, the process of building a children’s list and much, much more. I also relished the chance to talk with so many fellow writers, of all levels of experience and from so many different backgrounds. Only a fellow writer can really relate to the highs and lows of the writing life, and living in the country as I do it isn’t always possible to chat with other writers. That’s why when these opportunities arise I do everything I can to take them.
I’ll have more to say about conferences and about this one especially as I recover from a busy weekend and gather my thoughts. In the meantime, if you are a writer and have the opportunity to attend a conference, take it – seize the opportunity with both hands.