Writing conference is one week away

24 Apr

I’m so excited about it since I’ve never been to one before.  I almost feel …guilty.  I get to spend an entire day learning about something that gives me so much pleasure. I’ll meet fellow writers and experts who I’m sure to learn from.

In preparation for the conference, I decided to read the books by the authors who will be speaking.  So far, I read Jay Asher‘s “Thirteen Reasons Why” and, for reasons only my closest friends will understand, this was difficult for me to read.  But — I’m really glad I did.  It was brilliant and I’m not just saying that because the guy will be critiquing my first chapter — yeay — it was so well thought out and deep and I couldn’t put it down!!  (That says a lot about a book that I didn’t want to read in the first place).  I’m so blessed that I’ll get to meet the author of such a great book (New York Times bestseller, no less).  I’m sure I’ll learn a lot from him and all the speakers.

Happy writing! Hope to see fellow writers at the conference!



Posted by on April 24, 2010 in Writing


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2 responses to “Writing conference is one week away

  1. Sarah P.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Hi Maggie! I was at that conference too! How did you feel about Jay’s critique of your chapter? He critiqued mine as well and I thought he was brilliant. I made 99.9% of the changes he suggested. I wish I had him to critique the rest of my novel!
    The conference was totally amazing. I’m working hard on my revisions now. Are you planning to go to any more conferences?

  2. Maggie Wunderlich

    May 5, 2010 at 5:43 PM

    Hi Sarah! I agree – the conference was amazing! Yes, Jay critiqued my first chapter too — he was extremely helpful and inspiring! I also loved hearing from the editors and agent — they put things in perspective, didn’t they? I’m also working on revisions and would love to go to another conference. I’ll check out the LA conference in the summer — that’s great you’re going to that!
    Happy Writing!!


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