Monday, August 25, 2008

Claytons Conference

A must do for all romance writers!
Before you go to the major confrences I think you should seriously consider doing this online Claytons Conference first.
You get to know other aspiring authors who have that problems you do and others who can help you with them.
There was great workshops, where personally I got a lot out of.
No wonder I have been published, I had neon signs flashing in my mind that 'This is the stuff to get me my dream!'
I actually won a review of my first chapter from Annie West for the best pitch on day one.
Yes, you read right- The Annie West!
Whoo hoo!!!
I can not tell you enough how much this conference has brought me out of my shell and others too I noticed.
It was more personal, even with the Authors who donated their time for chats and workshops. I don't think you would be able to be that personal at a major face to face conference.
Now I'm not beating them down, I know they offer a lot Claytons cant, ie, the the pitch to publishers and editors etc. But here I was able to practice them and see the differences with mine to others.
Oh, I could go on and on but this is just a quick update.
I also want to take a quick moment to say thanks to Rhian and Sandie for their time and organisation. Without them we would not have had such a great time. Ta, ladies.
I think you deserve some down time, by the pool maybe Rc. lol.
So, to sum it up- I had a great, fantabulous time, learnt heaps, would do it again and recommend it to everyone!!!

Now I have to go apply my new learnt tools to my ms

Happy writing


Monday, August 11, 2008

Busy Bee's

Holly cow. I can not believe how busy everyone is.
There's the conference in Melbourne, Claytons Conference for all us who cant make it to the other. Which by the way, I, myself am very greatful for. Thank you Sandie and Rhian.

Not to mention our day to day writing and lives.
I just read my Hearts Talk mag and love the two articles from Barbara Hannay and Nicola Marsh, but don't stop there. They have a huge amount of info on their web too.

I have just joined ROMAUS and received a huge welcome, thank you ladies. And yes, I know, it was about time.
I joined Claytons Conference and I'm thinking of registering for an online crit partner. I have Suz at the moment and she's fan-bleemin-tastic, but fresh eyes are always a good thing.

All this being said, I haven't really done a heck of a lot of writing- editing, yes. Writing, no. So I thing it would be a good idea that I get to it.
Tsk, tsk. So much for routine writing. But the plan and intention is still there. hehe.
I'm going to write now.

Happy writing everyone