I’m driving to Denver this morning, and will be attending Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers annual conference. The tagline on the conference brochure is “Pan Your Own Nuggets of Writing Knowledge at the 2010 Colorado Gold Conference!” While those words make me feel like I should bring a miner’s helmet along, they also get me darn excited.
I haven’t made a final selection, but here are some of the SESSIONS you can expect to hear about:
“Say Goodbye to the Slush Pile”
“Pitch Appointments 101”
“Avoiding Pet Peeves in Romance (& other) Novels”
“Searching for Harry Potter: Key Elements of Middle Grade & Young Adult Fiction”
“High-Concept: Titillate Me, But Do It Fast”
and two Agent Panels
GULP! I’m honestly wondering if I’ll make it through the day without my lunchtime nap (when the baby kiddo goes to sleep, I sleep too…it’s a survival mechanism), but I’m guessing adrenaline and all the creativity buzzing around in the air will help.
TIP FOR THE WEEKEND: Plan ahead and check out a writing conference for next year NOW!
At the upper right of this blog, I’ve posted some links to writing conference resources. If you only have time to click on one, try Writing Conferences By State or Writing Conferences and Centers. See if there are any conferences/workshops in your area. If you like the sound of one, why not commit to going? Even if the date isn't concrete, put the event on your mental calendar anyway. Planning ahead gives you:
A) Time to save up the money
B) Something to look forward to that will fuel your writer’s fire
Anyway, I better take off, but enjoy your weekend. I know I’ll enjoy mine!