I just returned from Oklahoma Writers' Federation, Inc., 2011 conference. It was a pleasure to speak to the attendees and meet and greet new people and visit with old friends. A wonderful conference, smooth as glass--at least to our eyes. The powers that were in charge may have had heart-stopping moments, but the rest of us never knew and that's what makes great leaders. They suffer in silence or quietly on the sidelines. Thanks to everyone for having me and for the special treatment.
If you've never attended a conference, you should really think about doing so. This is the place where you meet, not only other writers like yourself, but agents and editors. And just so you know, conferences do make a difference; I contracted my first writing assignment at a conferenc, and my book, "Washed in the Blood," is now with a New York agent that I met at a one. After attending one, you'll be anxious to get back home and write all the stories you thought of while listening to speakers, or from conversations you heard in passing. So plan to attend one if at all possible. Besides, they are a lot of fun.
Keep an eye on this blog for my upcoming blurb for my book, "Washed in the Blood," a suspense novel.
Never stop writing.