I spent the evening packing for a writer's conference. Tomorrow I'll hop a bus to NYC to attend my first Novelist Inc. Conference--NINC for short. I've been to a lot of writers conferences, but not NINC, an organization made up exclusively of multi-published authors in multiple genres.
I'm a bit intimidated by the people I'll meet as well as the diverse workshops. I'll learn about writing for soap operas, graphic novels, and the YA market as well as 'writing the breakout novel', 'what's new in publishing' and the 'art of the deal'.
And... as they say... much, much more.
Since the conference is in NYC, representatives from all of the major publishing houses and literary agencies will be present in full force. It's a chance to network and to learn. I intend to make the most of it. (Click here for the list of who's who and what's what.)
I'm so looking forward to immersing myself in the world of publishing with fellow writers. Inspiration and motivation await. Here I come!
What about you? Are you someone who is inspired and driven by others? Or, no mattter your goal, do you find that particular strength by your lonesome?