Well, I’m back! (Did you notice I was gone? Please say you noticed I was gone!)
I just spent five days in St. Petersburg, Florida, attending the 2014 Novelists, Inc. conference. I knew I was in for something good when I looked at the program and there was at least one panel that interested me in every single time slot (sometimes two or three!) And I suspected I’d enjoy the conference when I saw the resort hotel, with its white sand beaches. And I was pretty sure I’d enjoy at least the *meals* when I saw the elaborate menus for every conference meal.
But I hadn’t counted on how much I would learn. And how many ideas I’d have, sitting and listening to others. And how many new projects would start to tempt me, as I traded thoughts with other professional writers.
I’ve been to lots of conventions — tons of World Fantasy, lots of Worldcon, a healthy handful of RWA Nationals. But this is the first conference I’ve ever been to that ran like the librarian and lawyer conferences I used to attend — career furtherance, from keynote address to final thoughts.
It’s also the first convention where I live-tweeted some of the sessions. Yes. Me. @MindyKlasky. #Ninc14.
Pardon me, now. I’ll be over in the corner, revamping my massive to do list. Don’t laugh. That’s what I’m calling that massive scroll of a document! To do. Sometime before I dieRead More