Conventions, author events, and Wild Weekends are important to authors. It's where we get to interact with readers, get those pats on the back and make lasting connections. It's also where we get to meet other authors, talk about the state of publishing today and hone our skills.
I've had the opportunity to attend two very different events this year. Both were extremely valuable and have recharged my batteries.
The Wild Wicked Weekend is an author event where connections between authors and readers or especially authors and authors are invaluable. At the weekend event, I heard talk about new collaborations and excitement over new story ideas. How things we experienced could be added to our story arcs. It was certainly more of a wild weekend.
The Mid Michigan chapter of the Romance Writers of America has a fun filled weekend in April that allows authors the chance to connect with each other and sharpen their writing talents. Last year's event was my first conference and I came away feeling refreshed and excited, ready to get back into my latest work in progress. I'd learned a great deal from the speaker on plot points and conflict which translated into my most recent release.
Either way you go....
I hope to see you at one soon!