Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Upcoming Event: Crossroads Writer's Conference Macon Ga. Oct 4-6th 2013

Edited to fix formatting issues as this was posted from my phone

I will be attending this year's Crossroads, (fireworks!) which is a bit of a last minute surprise for me. I was certain (CERTAIN) I would be unable to attend it this year due in large part to monetary concerns, but also because I am on the road. I have the tremendous good fortune to be visiting friends in Florida and California for most of the remainder of the year, but more on that in a separate blog post.

In the words of Captain Jack Sparrow(this is the second time I have quoted him this week) "Events arose, ensued... Were overcome." This means I will be able to attend and I am seriously looking forward to it. I met a great many wonderful people last year and I hope to do the same again. What makes it even more exciting is see I get to see some of last year's wonderful people again. Double-plus good times.

One of those people is Delilah Dawson. If you have not yet read her works then I can absolutely say you are missing out. I'm not a big reader of most romance novels, but I really enjoyed Wicked as they Come. Shut it! It isn't just romance! I'll give you a minute to accept that all books are not just one genre... Are we done? Good. Once I find myself with book money I will be picking up many more of her works. She is such a wonderful person to talk to. If you are a writer, or you want to be one, she is also a great source of no-nonsense information on the subject.

I'm also calling her out by name since she is the keynote on Friday and you shouldn't miss it.
There are so many other awesome authors, agents, editors and artists that I think you should go to the schedule and check them all out. If you are in the area and you write a little, but you never thought about the possibilities; or if you are an artist and you can't think of a single thing you could apply yourself to other than comic books; or if you find yourself anywhere in the middle or on either side of those two, then this conference will have something for you. (Huge sentence is huge... But it is also correct.)

In case none of this is getting through your very stone-like head, there are many worse places that you could go on a weekend. It is highly likely that you are going to one that weekend... and you may find that you will be eaten by a grue. My personal magic 8 ball says to check back later on that, but can you really afford to? Huh? Can you? *makes weird faces at you*

P.S. congrats on the whole stone-like head thing. Where does one go to get one of those? *scribbles notes* uh huh. Really? Twenty menthol Kools, you say? Sounds too good to be true.

P.P.S. I MAY blog a bit about it while I am there since most of the first of the year has been taken up with writing/editing/crying/writing/slashing/burning/bleeding/etc. I won't know how to act otherwise on such a break from it.