Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Conference Time!!!

As I'm frantically packing and preparing for the writer's conference I'll be attending this weekend, I thought I'd take a moment to talk about why I make a point to attend them.

Writing can be a hard, frustrating, lonely journey. It's full of hurdles that not a lot of people outside of the industry understand. And I don't blame them. I don't try to understand the ins and outs of every career (unless I'm writing about it). So writer's conferences for me are a chance to be with people that totally get me. People that inspire me and teach me and rejuvenate me. I always learn something new, whether about marketing or writing or networking. And I always, always meet new people.

My agent will be attending this particular conference and that makes me happy too. So hopefully I'll have some helpful posts to share with you on the other side of this weekend. If they aren't helpful, I'll at least have pictures. :)

11 comments:

  1. Have fun with Michelle! And then tell us all about it. :)

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    1. I will do both of those things. :)

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  2. KASIE WEST WILL BE SO CLOSE TO ME I CAN REACH OUT AND TOUCH HER.

    Or. Erm. Not that I WOULD. Maybe. *twitches*

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    1. You better. ;) See you very, very soon! Yay!

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  3. Have a good time at the conference. I haven't gone to any myself (except BEA and ALA), but I hear wonderful things about them. I think it is important to recognize your roots as an author, not to forget the things that got you where you are today, etc. and conferences can help in that way too. Have a good time with Michelle and PLEASE post pictures. I want to be jealous in every way ;-)

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    1. Thanks, Rachel. And yes, very true re roots. :) I will post pics.

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  4. One of these days I'll get to Utah for a conference. You are right, writing can be lonely. And conferences a chance to meet your pretend friends in real life. You're so lucky. I'm going to go cry now.(May be pregnancy induced emotion.)

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    1. I wish you were coming so we could glare at each other. :) One day, one day.

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  5. Yay, I can't wait for Saturday! I love conferences too, for these very reasons. See you soon!

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  6. I'm terribly jealous. I'm dying to make it to a conference one of these days. Have a wonderful time, Kasie! :)

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