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Gray skies

I am so ready for it to be really spring! The sky is gray today, not raining but threatening, and the air is cool. I would prefer bluer skies even if it meant colder weather. I need light! My daughter is in Arizona today (see yesterday's empty nest post) where the sun is shining. Lucky her!

And my thoughts are turning to the Pikes Peak Writers Conference, which will be held in Colorado Springs next month. I went to PPWC four years running, and this year I won't be there. They just posted the winners of this year's PPWC-sponsored Paul Gillette Memorial Writing Contest, which means my last year’s second place win in YA is bumped from the web (Congrats to Ceil Boyles, who tied with me last year and got second place in Children’s Books this year!). PPWC is a lot of fun, and a useful conference. But now that I have an agent I couldn't justify the expense. I don't need to pitch to agents anymore and pitching to editors is her job. Well! There's something to cheer me up!


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Mar. 25th, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC)
More than pitching
Too bad I've heard alot of good stuff about the Pike's Peak conference. From my experience, Writing Conferences are so much more than just pitch opportunities. There's so much to be learned even on an advance level. And the networking possibilities...that's where I've always gotten my money's worth. Gina W. T
Mar. 25th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
Re: More than pitching
Very true! It's just that after four times, it's hard to justify the air fare/car rental. I do plan to go to the World Fantasy Convention in Saratoga Springs, NY this fall. It has a high percentage of writers, editors and agents attending. If you write speculative fiction, it's got a lot of the same networking possibilities.
Apr. 1st, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC)
Hi Karen. Congrats on finding an agent. We'll miss you at PPWC this year. I hope you'll have a book coming out soon. Ceil Boyles
Apr. 2nd, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
Re: Hi
Thanks, Ceil! All the best to you, too.
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