Last week was amazing. Really.
Our 11th year for WIFYR and we were at a new venue and the attendees and the faculty were pretty darn cool. I don’t think one person left the conference unchanged.
Not exact quotes, but here are two (of many) things I learned.
From Brandon Mull: When you stop thinking you can learn something new about writing, you stop learning. This from a 2 million book best selling author. I was impressed by Brandon’s humor and humility. His workshop class loved him.
From Bonny Becker: Get rid of the good for the great. Inspired words from this EB White Award winner. I’m reading her book The Magical Ms. Plum. It’s quite clever. Bonny’s class loved her, too.
In fact, there was love all around.
And a lot of cheering when Andrea Brown agent, Mary Kole, danced up on stage to a rewritten version of Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance.
Tomorrow I head off to ALA with a few of my girls. Afterward, we’ll visit with my dad and step-mom and my cousins Kelly and Jeff. It’s finally starting to feel a little like summer here in UT and this is a great way to springboard into the heat.
Of course, I’ll have to come home and write that DD.
But that’s okay. I’m thinking I can maybe do it.
And PS guess what? I have the cover to my newest book called Miles from Ordinary. I’ll see if I can get Kyra to post it. 🙂