Good things come to those who wait, and I hit the jackpot going to the SCWW conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this past weekend. I FINALLY got to meet my wonderful critique partner, Margo. I flew in from Texas, and she flew in from Idaho! We had a blast. She is so nice and motivating. We kept each other going through the entire conference.
Then, I had total fangirl moments all weekend. I met Suzie Townsend, Meredith Barnes, Diana Fox, Susan Hawk, and Rachelle Gardiner. I could hardly contain myself. They were all so fabulous!!! I learned great tips and got personalized attention from each one. The advice will surely make me a better writer.
On Saturday, Joshilyn Jackson spoke as the keynote speaker, and she was so inspiring. I laughed so hard, I cried. She writes those killer first lines all writers swoon over. Check out her website at http://www.joshilynjackson.com/.
Also, I met some wonderful writers (Shout out to Alison, Andrienne, Margo, and Heather!). We survived the ice cold, teeth-chattering classrooms and came out more inspired! And thanks to Suzie Townsend, we are able of write killer queries and OMG (startingly good) first two pages!
I will definitely attend next year, and so should all of you!!!!