So, I am officially the worst blogger ever, I know....but hey, college applications are due in the next month so at least I have an excuse. Things have been pretty busy lately. I'm over my head in school work/friend stuff, but I set aside time last weekend in order to attend the SCBWI Conference at the SLC Main Library.
First off, I had a really great time getting to know people at the conference. I don't have many writer friends, what with the whole being 17 thing, but when I get the chance it's so much fun to meet others who are passionate about the written word. All the presentations were wonderful, particularly Matt Kirby's speech on voice and how to obtain one. The day was rather long for me (I've got a pretty limited attention span) but overall the experience was wonderful. Also, I'll take free food any day ;).
The highlight of my conference experience came at the end of the day, when I got to meet with an editor from Random House. I sent her the first chapter of my WIP back in October. She read it, asked some questions, and gave me a list of notes and suggestions. Her input was very helpful.
Anyways, I hope you are all writing like crazy! Anybody doing NaNo? If you are, I applaud your diligence, and maybe you can share some of your secrets with me :). I have a feeling I'd fail at NaNo even if I did have extra time.
On an entirely unrelated note, I finally joined twitter. If you're on there you should stop by and say hello!