If I could bottle the awesome of these ladies…I’d be a millionaire.
Lisa and Laura Roecker
WriteonCon is an online conference primarily for aspiring authors of young adult and middle grade fiction but some of these same agents and editors who participated in the critiques and live chats also rep adult works so there is something for everyone. It is completely free to all. Donations are appreciated but not mandatory. Even though it is over for this year, you can still go and read through all the archives. It’s worth it and I can guarantee you will learn (and laugh) more than you ever anticipated.
Some of the agents who participated:
The slithery Barbara Poelle
Just to name a few. There were many more, not to mention superstar editors. The enormous amount of work and scheduling that must have went on behind the scenes to pull this off blows my mind.
But what really makes this event so near and dear to me is the reality of my not being able to attend a writer’s conference in person for at least a few more years, unless it’s held next door in my neighbor’s backyard and babysitting services are offered. Oh yeah. I know without a doubt my house would fall into ruin at my absence. I imagine within 24 hours it would look like a scene from Lord of the Flies and my three year old would be leading a band of mud streaked heathens on a wild boar hunt.
And by heathens I mean my husband.
So this is why WriteonCon is perfect and I will forever be indebted to its founders who have never forgotten for a single moment what it feels like to chase the dream. They are paying it forward and someday I hope to do the same.
And for those of you not interested in writing conferences...here is what I have to look forward to at some point this weekend in my search for school supplies.
See you at Walmart.