I wasn't sure what to expect when I signed up for the LDStorymaker Conference. I knew that Valor--my publisher--recommended it (strongly) and that friends enjoyed it, but given my previous experience at similar events, I felt apprehensive. Would it be worth the money? Would I fit in? Would I learn anything? Would I leave, wanting to return next year?
The answer to all of the above is a resounding YES! I have never felt more welcome, more loved, and more understood than I did at this conference. Being surrounded by people who share my goals and want to help other people reach theirs was awesome and uplifting. The food, the entertainment, the door prizes (I won Lael Littke's book, Haunted Sister! Can't wait to read it. :-)) the random famous person wandering the halls, and especially, the AMAZING sessions and lectures all added up to one of the best experiences I've had as a writer.
I learned so many things! I think my favorite part of the conference (lectures and sessions aside) was the clip designed to motivate us as authors which Jaime and Crystal put together and showed during the opening ceremonies. Who else thought that was amazing and uplifting?
What did you think about the conference, if you were able to attend? What was your favorite part?
And, to all my new friends: I'm so excited to get to know you better!