Archive for the 'Workshops & Conferences' Category

Reporting from the Trenches (#1) + Workshops!

The Query Trench Report (#1): It’s been weeks since I’ve heard from any agents. No rejections, no ‘please send more’, no nothin’. I need to check how long it’s been and either follow up (only on the agents that encourage you to drop a line if you haven’t heard back in x amount of weeks) […]

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A Writers Family Reunion

So I wrote a post a while back but didn’t post it. To be honest, it was too depressing. Maybe I’ll post it later, but for now I’ll just sit and be wishy-washy. While I decide, here’s another post that isn’t such a downer. Updates: We’re in our house! Mostly unpacked too! Yay! I’ve also […]

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Don’t hit the “Panic Button”

Mini-rant Ahead: So this is fun. Look at my blog and all the ugly images Photobucket replaced my gifs with. *Sigh* I updated the last entry so there are none, and I’ll figure it out later for the rest of my posts. Photobucket won’t even let me know what gifs I was using so I can’t […]

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Getting Back My “Groove”

I should be working on the new shiny right now, but it’s been a while since I’ve posted. So, new blog post it is. I do enjoy posting here, I just get busy/forget. Aw well. Here’s what I’ve been up to: Distractions Let it be known that Korean dramas are the most addicting thing ever, […]

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Sanderson’s Class

So I got into Sanderson’s class/workshop this year. YAY! The fifteen of us have been divided in to three separate critique groups. I’ve been to two classes so far and it’s been great. Although, I got a nice reminder to check my ego at the door. I think I’m pretty good about not being too defensive with […]

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Second Draft is DONE! Thank you writing retreat!

So iWriteNetWork had their second writing retreat this past weekend and I got to reconnect with some of my talented writer friends while there. I did get a lot done while there, but it wasn’t as productive as last time for me. The problem? I didn’t mentally prepare like last time. I’ve learned that you […]

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The Waaaay Overdue Boot Camp Post

I’ll try and keep this simple, mostly because it’s hard to convey everything I learned and walked away with from Boot Camp. I’m also in the middle of moving, editing, and trying to get to my new shiny, so I really don’t have much time to dive into this as much as I’d like. In […]

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Boot Camp Eve

*Deep breath* Well, tonight’s the night before ‘Uncle Orson’s Writing Class & Literary Boot Camp’! I’m both excited and nervous. I did the writing class last year, so I at least know what to expect out of that, but it’s the boot camp that I’m anxious for. I know during that time that I’ll be […]

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And the Wheel Keeps Spinning, and spinning and spinning …

I’m starting to realize this is going to be an intense summer and I’m a little worried about that. I have a spread sheet that tracks all the conferences/workshops, and saying that it’s a little full would be an understatement to say the least.  I’m mildly concerned about burnout.  Any suggestions on how to keep […]

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Awesome News Alert! Hint: Greensboro, North Carolina

Sooooo I have a little story for ya’ll today. But first, I have to tell you a story from last year. Ready? Here we go: Last year I heard that Orson Scott Card was going to be doing his Writing Class and Literary Boot Camp down in Orem. I had no idea prior to seeing […]

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