I spent this past weekend at NOLA Stars Conference—and came home more than ready to get back to writing my new proposal. There is something about a conference that can get a writers imagination going even in the midst of winter, after two back to back moves. I am so glad I was able to make it.
I was able to hear our very own Elnora speak on those Seven Deadly Sins. She was one of the speakers on Friday and her workshop gave me lots of conflict ideas for my proposal. And all day the next day there were workshops that helped me see where I was going with it. It was such a joy to have those ideas firming up over the weekend.
If you have a chance to go to a conference mid-winter, I'd say go. It always helps to be able to spend time with other authors, and writing professionals. And I've never been to a conference yet where I didn't learn a lot—either a reminder of what I'd forgotten I used to do, or something I just hadn't thought about. They are always worth going to.
The NOLA conference is just the right size for a weekend conference. Not to little, not too big. And lots of fun! So the next time you have a chance to go to a conference this time of year think about going. You might find it will energize your writing in ways you'd never thought of. Many thanks to the NOLA Stars for putting on a great conference!