Sunday, October 4, 2009

Good news Sunday. . .

Well the drought is over and I am in a deluge of good things. I went to a writers conference called "The Book Academy" a few weeks ago. I learned alot. It was a very good conference. Thanks Julie Coulter Bellon among others.

The best thing that came out of the conference is I am now part of TWO crit groups. Both an online one and a in real life (email for me but they will meet IRL) one. (Thanks Tristi!) I am also a group mom for a teen group too. These are realy GOOD things. I have needed a group for a long time. I had literally exhausted all resources to get one. I was lost and depressed in the area of writers groups. And while some people insist that writers are solitary and can do this craft by themselves, for me it's not possible. (Thank heavens for friends, I have only survived because of them.)

Just celebrating today. It's been a good weekend. :)


M. Gray said...

How exciting that you got to go to the Book Academy. I'm trying to talk my husband into letting me go to the LDS Storymakers Conference in April. I'd be coming all the way from Washington, D.C., though, and have two small children, so it really would be an adventure for me. :)

Did you attend any classes at the Academy?

Noble M Standing said...

That would be cool to meet in person! I love Storymakers it's the best conference around. You really should try to come.

I took the critique class by Josi Kilpack, Which is why I made an effort to get something started.

The how to create a better villian by Stephanie Black, That was cool too and I realized that my bad giy in book #2 doesnt have a good streak in him at all. Ponderous.

And I took the character bible from Jeff Savage. Which I needed really bad. (sadly, it was at the same time as Anita Stansfields class and it was hard to decide.)

If you want my notes I could send them to you.


Poptart (fav nickname) said...

Yeah maybe for you! I am sick :P :'(

I need a hug... *cough cough, GAG* *wheeze*

Cindy Beck said...

Glad to hear things are improving!