Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Blog Wednesday: B is for Besties
I met her when I attended my first Storymaker's Conference in 2010. I went with a friend of mine from Vegas and we knew nothing and no one. We found a random table to sit at, and somewhat nervously began chatting amongst ourselves. When I heard someone raise her rather loud voice in my direction, "Oy, you girls! What you write?" I did that thing where you swivel your head trying to find the person behind you she must be talking to. But nope, she was talking to us. Back then I didn't even know what to call what I was writing. I didn't know the lingo. She worked with me while I widdled my story down to the basics so she could school me on the fact that my manuscript was considered "YA Paranormal Romance."
From that moment on, from across the table in a crowded room, she became one of my writing besties. In fact, she might win that top spot because she has introduced me to almost all of my other writing besties that have changed my world. She is a good person to know, she only has a million friends. And I delude myself into thinking I am her bestie too!
Check her out at her Writerly-ish Blog and her Photography Blog.
What about you guys? Have you met someone at a conference that helped you get to the next level of your writing?