I got back from ArmadilloCon yesterday. All in all it was a nice convention and I had a great time. My panels went very well and I got to see a lot of friends. I have said it before and I’ll say it again, nothing is better for a writer than to talk to another writer. No one understands a writer like another writer.
Which is why I want to give a special shout out to Rob Rogers and Michelle Muenzler. After Rob’s reading Saturday night we three sat together in a room and talked about writing. (While also eating the fantastic homemade cookies Michelle was carrying around for the convention!) I told them about the trouble I was having with the novel. They gave me a lot of good advice and things to think about. Just talking about it out loud to other writers who know what I am going through was good therapy if nothing else.
I really valued that impromptu meeting more than anything else that happened, I think. These conventions always have a part in recharging my batteries, so to speak. This was something special that happened and I wanted to give them both a special shout out before I wrote about anything else that happened at the con. Thanks, guys!