Can’t Blog. Brain is Full.

Posted by on October 27, 2014 in conventions, writing | 2 comments

Well, I’m back!  (Did you notice I was gone?  Please say you noticed I was gone!)

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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 die 🙂

2 Comments

  1. Glad the Conference went well! I haven’t made that one yet. The setting is quite tempting, too. Yes, it’s always fun to see what changes in your to-do list after one of these things. And I saw your live-tweets! Interesting stuff.

    • Yep – that was actually my first attempt at live-tweeting! It was fun! (And helped me to stay focused on some of the speakers…)