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  • Regularly write to my Grandma in Denmark.
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  • Walk the dog three times a week.
  • Cook and eat better.
  • Re-institute the cleaning plan.
  • Work on my writing career--such as it is.
  • Reduce body fat and maintain current weight.
  • Take dance lessons with DH.
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Monday, March 31, 2014

A good time was had by all...

As I mentioned last week, my writing group's biennial conference was this past weekend. I wasn't interested in most of the workshops, which was all right, since I knew I was going to be needed in my capacity as a board member.

But I did get to attend three workshops and I got something important out of all three. In addition, one definite proof job and as well as the possibility of a future job fell in my lap. Thank you, Angi Morgan, for talking me up. I appreciate your confidence in me and my abilities more than you know. I also received an opportunity to expand my repertoire of services. Amy Atwell, author and founder of Author EMS, also spoke at our conference and discovered she had a need that I could fill. So I spoke with her and have an invitation to contact her at the end of the week. WOOT!

My favorite program, however, was the talk by Cindy Dees. Not because I was specifically interested in the topic, which was informative and timely, but because Cindy is so dynamic and funny and awes me with her depth and breadth of knowledge on so many different topics. And I got to sit across from her at dinner and soak up more of her knowledge and humor.

The conference was a success on multiple levels and I was add my thanks and appreciation to the conference coordinator, Lara Lacombe, who did a fabulous and thankless job with amazing grace.

I arrived home Sunday afternoon happily exhausted and with lots to think about. I'm still processing.

And if I'm this pooped after only two and a half days, what am I going to be like after the four/five days of RWA's national conference??


Regina Richards said...

It was a terrific conference. I got so much out of it that I will be working on these things for months.

Lara Lacombe said...

I'm so glad you got additional business lined up! That's fabulous! :)

Jen FitzGerald said...

I hear that, Regina!

It was very exciting, Lara. Thanks. And, again, you did an awesome job.

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