When I finished graduate school years ago, I figured my education days were over, barring the ongoing, continuing education hours required for a registered dietitian. And then...I became a writer. I became so excited about this new world that I approached it as if I were embarking on a self-guided graduate program--went to every conference I could find, bought endless tapes of writing workshops, accumulated stacks of writing books...on and on and on.
But the best part was just how wonderful the conference was. I've been a Ninc member for years but had never attended. Have I ever missed the boat! The conference is focused on the needs of the published author, and the workshops ran all day and then from 8-10pm in the evening. When I told my husband about the busy schedule, he said dryly, "Well, that sure sounds like fun!" I think he would have opted for days exploring the beautiful area, but I was thrilled to have every minute count and have already registered for next year. I love the RWA and ACFW (American Christian Fiction Authors) conferences too, but the Ninc is now a welcome addition!
I'd love to hear about where your own passions lie. Certain hobbies? Sports? A career you love? Have you every attended a truly special conference that really made a difference for you? I'd love to hear about it!
Anyone commenting here, who is a USA resident will be entered in drawing for a free book of their choice from my backlist--which can be found at my website, www.roxannerustand.com. There will be three winners, to be chosen on Friday!
All the best,