Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Wesleyan Writer's Conference
Tomorrow I am going to the one day writers conference at Wesleyan University.
I have spoken at length here about how much of a non joiner I am, but if I am going to do this thing, this writing thing, then I am going to do it right. So off to a conference I go.
It isn't anything extraordinary. There will be an agent and a few editors who will speak and mingle. There will be some creative writing exercises and some story critiquing. There will be coffee breaks and lunch breaks and a dinner I paid for but won't attend (I have kiddles that will need me back home by then)
What is out of the ordinary is that I am going. I am taking a day off of work, a day away from my family. I am getting in my car and driving an hour so that I can be amongst strangers. Ugh. And what is startling me the most, is that I am excited about going!
First, I am meeting (in person) a writer friend who is along on this crazy ride and who, by the way, shamelessly haunts this blog without ever showing his face ;) (He emails me his commentary) So spending the day with him will be fun, and safer than going alone.
Second, I am a teacher and therefore a lifelong learner. I am not going to waste my money and not learn something.
Third, I get to come back and blog about it with you guys!
Here I go. Setting sail. Destination unknown, trying to take my eyes off the prize and focus on the journey.