Okay so I said I would not post until March and I have actually done good. But this is a post included in my writing and so I figured I was okay to throw it in. Last weekend, before I got the flu, I got to go to the Life, the Universe and Everything Sci Fi and Fantasy Convention. What a treat! I got to meet several cool authors, including Gail Carson Levine (who wrote Ella Enchanted), Brandon Sanderson (Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians, which I am in the middle of and love and will be reviewing soon) Orson Scott Card (Ender's Game) Jessica Day George (Dragon Slippers) Mette Ivie Harrison (The Princess and the Hound) Kristen Randall (The Only Alien on the Planet) Eric James Stone (Writers of the Future Winner) Julie Wright (My not so fairy tale Life) and others. Talk about walking the halls with inspiration. And the best thing? It was Free!
The advise was amazing. The books I got signed are so much fun to read. Reviews will be coming shortly! And I got to meet one on one with the great and amazing Orson Scott Card as he looked over the first ten pages of my new book and gave me great feedback. I am so excited to work on it, but realized I have a lot of research to do to get it where it needs to be. But hey, they had a class on researching subjects, so now I feel up to the task. Plus when Orson Scott Card told my daughter that she had a talented writer for a mother, I was beaming.
I think I would want to be a published writer just so I can hang out with the other ones. They are such fun people. From Card who makes me nervous just because he is awe inspiring, (but his wife Kristine is so cool that it calms those nerves!) To Jessica Day George, who I didn't know before, but she was so funny, and encouraging. It was a great weekend.
As an update I have chosen two places to send my query to and am looking for at least three more. Then I just need to make sure it is a good query, but with the notes Card gave me at his bootcamp this summer, I think I can do something with it. (Yes, Queries are harder to write than the actual book). So I should be full on blogging soon, but not too much because now I have the next story calling me. And I had a dream last night that I had to write down, so who knows maybe someday!