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. :)