My first Pennwriters Conference was fantastic. Not only did I meet new people, I was thrilled to meet up with many who I only talk to through email, blogs, and list-serves. The conference itself was well-run and well-stocked with professionals who were generous and savvy.
Having the opportunity to pitch to agents and participate in the read and critique session provided me with face time I would never have otherwise.
The elusive Daniel Lazar even requested my manuscript based on the Friday night critique session. Alas, he declined to represent me--he just wasn't in love--but I feel more confident than ever that I'll snag another agent soon.
So, the weekend was full of great experiences and I can't imagine skipping it next year. I've done the isolated work--the writing no one can do for me or even with me. And now, spending time with other writers who are encouraging, having the chance to see others make their dreams come true, I feel like I'm almost there and that I'm not alone in the process.
Cost of Conference: $240
Cost of Hotel: $160
Cost of Read and Crit: Your Ego
Hanging out with friends
who love to talk writing
Thanks to everyone at SINC for being so sweet and including me at every turn! It meant everything.