Joe’s Post #6 —
Pages written: 20
Pages rewritten: 10 (but I finally got the beginning to work!)
Villains created: One great one
Fabulous characters created: 2. Cinnamon and Sprite
Number of characters named after food I love: 2
Notes made to self: 1 (eat before I decide upon character names)
Pieces of pie eaten: None.
Number of characters named after pie: 0
Conference dinners attended: 1
Number of writers I talked to at conference: 20+
Number of women writers I talked to at conference: 18
Number of books sold: 0
Number of times I was told I was amazing and handsome: 0
Feeling after conference: Pretty positive (despite the above statistic.)
Hard to believe that a nerdy, shy, introvert like me could have a good time at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference Dinner but I did. Ok, I may have had a glass of wine or two but, for the most part, it was great to be with other people who are struggling with all the same issues.
Writing can be a lonely thing to do but it was so very nice to know that I wasn’t alone.