Writing Conferences - Your Thoughts?
I've been thinking for quite some time now about attending a writer's conference or at least a one day event locally.
Really, I've just been thinking more and more about writing. Writing rather than (or simply before) blogging.
Here's a few things I'm thinking about:
:: Women Writing for a Change. My friend Lynn told me about this group; I like that they run the gamut from semester classes to one day workshops to retreats. It's local to the Cincy area so it's doable for me.
:: Women Writer's Winter Retreat. A mid-winter retreat plus writing workshops - sounds lovely.
:: Erma Bombeck Writer's Workshop. This is every two years and won't be available again unit 2012 but it's literally just up the road from me. Am I funny enough? Hmmmm......
Of course, before I go signing up for anything I need to ask myself the hard questions.
Can I balance blogging and writing?
Can I put myself and my dreams on the "Priorities" list that consumes my time?
Can I put aside the fear of failure and just do the hard work?
I'll be mulling over those questions while we're on vacation this week. I'm hoping a change of place and pace as well as a break from all things online will help me.
Now, a question for you:
Have you attended a writing conference? Do you belong to a writing group? Have you gone to a writing retreat?
If so, what have you taken away from those experiences?