?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

A much-needed kick in the bum


I'm all set for the Write Stuff conference in Bethelehem, PA tomorrow and Saturday.  This is my third conference (I attended 2007's Book expo of America in New York, and last year's Write Stuff).  If the previous two are anything to go by, I know I'll make a bunch of new friends, learn a heck of a lot, and have great fun. 

I also know that, as in previous years, I'll go into the conference feeling confident (after all, I've worked hard and learned a lot in the last twelve months).  That feeling will have changed dramatically by Saturday evening, by which time I'll have learned a whole lot more, but also come down to earth with a bump following the realisation that,  without even noticing, I've been coasting for a while, and what's more, though I may have come a long way in the last year, there's so much that I still have to learn.  
                                                                                                                                                                         
By the time I get home, I expect that fleeting moment of self-doubt to be replaced with a steely determination to get a finger out and make something happen for myself.  Starting with (I hope) the posting of my Middle Grade novel, Fur-Face, to an interested editor/agent/publisher.

I don't know about other writers, but for me, a writers' conference gives me a much-needed kick in the bum.

Tags:



Site Meter


Comments

( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
mylefteye
Mar. 26th, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
I've just been browsing your site, Jon. You have an impressive list of MG/YA fantasies going. Good luck with 'em, the blurbs are terrific!
jongibbs
Mar. 27th, 2009 07:04 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
bondo_ba
Mar. 26th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't know... I live like ten thousand km away from the nearest conference.

Have fun, and tell us all about it when you get back!
jongibbs
Mar. 27th, 2009 07:07 am (UTC)
Ten thousand km? Oh my God! I thought you looked familiar, I just didn't recognize you without the red suit and beard :)

Which reminds me, whatever happened to that Airfix model Spitfire kit I wrote and asked you for?
bondo_ba
Mar. 27th, 2009 09:49 am (UTC)
The elves keeep nicking all the plastic models and building them up. I've got plenty of commemorative plates for the Seattle World Fair lying around, though. Can I interest you in a set of those?
( 5 comments — Leave a comment )

Things What I Wrote and Other Stuff

No longer in print but there are still some copies floating around out there


No longer in print but there are still some copies floating around out there















 











THE MEAGER PUDDLE OF LIMELIGHT AWARDS


Books by my writer friends - compressed

NJ Writing groups - compressed

NJ writing conference - compressed

Tags

Latest Month

March 2019
S M T W T F S
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Paulina Bozek