Goodbye 2009, Hello 2010

Since is a new decade and a new year, I thought it would be fun to do a sort of 2009 year in review of the things that’s happened this year. At first I thought I’d do it sequentially by month but then decided my brain cells are practically fried and there’s no way I can remember things like that. So it’s just in random order. Anyway, here goes. Here I Go Conferencing I attended by first RWA National conference in Washington, DC. I met a lot of friends I had only known via Yahoo groups and via email. It was nice to put a face with a name. I also met a lot of new people, wore my fabulous red party dress and shoes to FF&P’s “The Gathering” event. I attended workshops and heard speakers. I walked away from the conference feeling inspired and energized and ready to take on my next project. I also had my first pitch appointment (which later got a rejection). I also attended the literacy signing where I spent way too much on books, met the awesome Nancy Haddock, Gena Showalter, and even got a book signed for my mother by Nora Roberts. It was too cool. Providing Feedback I think I judged seven contests and read some fantastic entries and some entries that had hidden potential but needed a lot of help. I tried very hard to provide each writer with detailed feedback on their entry. Hopefully I helped make a difference in…

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