I have been to a few writer's conferences before, but this year, I'm trying something new. I pretty much signed up for everything I qualified for at the LDStorymakers conference in May. It is an amazing conference, a really reasonable price and you don't have to be LDS to attend.
They are currently having a contest for some pretty amazing prizes:
Prizes: Three lucky people will win seats at a star-studded VIP table for Friday night's dinner. That's right - Kevin J. Anderson, Molly O'Neill, Holly Root, Michelle Wolfson,and Kathleen Ortiz will be your dinner companions.
First Place Prize: Seat at the VIP table, a query critique, and two-page manuscript critique
Second Place Prize: Seat at the VIP table and a two-page manuscript critique
Third Place Prize: Seat at the VIP table
Fourth Place Prize: Query critique and 10-page manuscript critique
Fifth and Sixth Place Prizes: Query Critiques
I know, right? Amazing!!!
But that's not all with this conference for me. Nope, in the last two weeks I also submitted my first chapter into a contest.
And sent in 10 pages for what they call Publication Primer with some amazing instructors who are going to work over the pages of all the writers in our groups to help us get to the point where we are really ready for publication.
And I signed up for a pitch session with Michelle Wolfson, who seems really nice and hilarious on twitter...hoping it goes well....freaking out a little...not too much....probably more than I would like to say...
I just started a really intense revision of my WIP - it's turning out really good. I can tell because my CP's have been very nit-picky the last few times we've met. In critique land, I think that means that the main idea, the point, characters, plot, are really coming together, hopefully for a long relationship.
What have you done to advance your writing in the last month? What are your plans for the future to keep moving forward? Are you going to any conferences in the near future?