|Some of the members of the Queen Creek Creators|
There were classes on critiquing, editing, publishing, characterization, magazine writing, freelance writing, pitching and query letters and so much more. I can't even begin to tell you how fabulous it was. We mingled with agents and publishers, we ate some delicious food and worked on honing our writing talents.
I am ever so grateful to be a part of such a wonderful group of women who are as crazy about writing as I am. I was in awe of meeting some of my favorite authors in person and getting to know them as friends. What I came away from the conference was the confidence to move forward with my dream of publishing and even the possibility of doing a little freelance work and make some money while I polish my manuscript.
The ideas are spewing from my brain faster than I can get them down on paper sometimes and I have to take a break from what I'm doing just to regroup. I have notes everywhere and finally got them organized last night so I can sit down and put them to paper.
I have decided that anyone can write a story, but it is the rare few who can go to the excruciating task of editing and revising, then editing and revising over and over again until it is perfect. I hope to be one of those people someday. In the meantime, I will plug away at my story and hope that in the end it will be an inspiration to others who read it.
|ANWA Conference 2012 Roommates|
Lastly, I am so grateful for the dear friends I made. Not only are some of them published authors, they are just downright wonderful women. I am grateful to be in their company and glean knowledge from their experience.
I'm already looking forward to 2013! For more information, please visit www.anwa-lds.com