I have no words to explain this past weekend. Only this picture:
Let me tell you. I’m still exhausted. Leigh Covington and Cassie Mae are two of the most hilarious, entertaining, better-than-caffeine writer/blogger gals on the planet. Sitting between these two for dinner was quite the experience!
For all of my writer friends, let me say this: Pack your bags, load up the car, and move your families here to Utah, because I’m blown away by the talent and supportive group of writers here. It’s mad!
…which eases us into…
A big thank you.
Pleeeeeease forgive me, but I’m about to get all cheesy:
The support I’ve found in this writer/blogger community has been astounding. To copy what Donna King Weaver said in some post that I can’t remember this past week (lol) : “Writing used to be a very solitary hobby, but thanks to technology, it isn’t so much anymore.” ßAnd that isn’t an exact quote, but she said something along those lines. ;)
Yes, there is the bad that comes from the pressure of having an online profile, but the real life support waaaaay outweighs the negative in my opinion. It’s such a neat thing when people band together, lift each other up, spend hours on a beta read, and root each other on—especially when it can be a very competitive business.
One of these days, I’d like to link/list everyone and do one big shout out, just to let all of you know you’re loved, but… yeah.
So for now, I’m going to give a shout out to these fabulous gals that I get to meet in just a few short weeks at the SCBWI LA Conference! Cortney Pearson, Nyrae Dawn, Jolene Perry, Wendy Higgins, and Elizabeth Briggs! I hope I didn’t forget anyone. I even added a count down, LOL -------à
Will you be at the LA conference? Any other conferences coming up? Do you follow the gals above? And do you meet up with other writers in your area?
Red. Head. Out. :D