It was Saturday evening, and I came away from the Northern Colorado Writers Conference exhausted, motivated, energized, full of ideas and ready to tackle every project on my list with new energy.
The conference was well put together as always. Director Kerrie Flanagan and her creative team, plus all the outstanding volunteers, did a great job. Food was good, too. It’s so great having a writers’ conference of this quality right here in Northern Colorado. We have Kerrie to thank for that.
I had attended excellent sessions on fiction writing (including an outstanding idea for brainstorming I’ve never use before), writing for small presses, and a presentation on the myths of publishing from agent Rachelle Gardner. My own participation included moderating the agent/editor panel and acting as a reader for the slush pile event where two agents review one-page submissions and let attendees know at what point they would stop reading each submission and why.
But Saturday evening I went all zombie on myself and slept more hours than I would have thought possible. Sunday was pretty much a lost day. The most constructive thing I did was return a book to the library. I had so many things I wanted to do, but hitting that pillow for another good night’s sleep won out.
So now that I’m all motivated and inspired and well-rested, it’s time to seize the day. I’m going to begin by putting together the questions for three interviews I need to do. What’s on your schedule for today?