Monday, October 04, 2010
Monday Mullligan Stew
Back from Emerald City Conference. As always an inspiring conference! Rode up and back and roomed with the lovely Julia Drey. The drive didn't seem so long chatting all the way, but we both were hoarse when we arrived back at my house last night at nine. LOL
I met new people and reconnected with old friends. Sat in on two wonderful workshops on promoting/publicity, met the infamous Barbara Vey of Publisher's Weekly. She was wealth of information and friendly. I was sorry we left before her speech on Sunday.
There was a hilarious uplifting speech by Alyssa Day on Friday night, and an inspiring speech by the wonderful Brenda Novak on Saturday.
Saturday night I had dinner with a dozen Wild Rose Press authors attending the conference. It's fun to put faces to names I see on the WRP author loop.
I had a good time visiting with Christy Karras my table buddy at the book signing and attending her workshop on how to talk to the Press.
My workshop on Sunday went well. I was surprised to see about twenty people for 8 am on a Sunday morning. I guess my lure of homemade scones worked!
I had appointments with three agents and one editor. Two of the agents asked for partials of the contemporary action adventure I just finished.
I'm tired and have a million things banging around in my head, but I'm also inspired and challenged from my conference.
Have you ever attended a conference(for anything, work, fun) that you went home from exhausted but exhilarated?