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PPWC 2015 and CoGoWriCon 2015 and More!

Back in April, I attended Pikes Peak Writer's Conference. It was a BLAST and a half. Great classes, great company, I really bonded with my critique partner, and published author, LS Hawker and her daughter. We had a great time.

The best part about the conference was the baby step I took.

As you all know, I've been writing for most of my life (I think I penciled my first story at six years old). To finally take a first step to getting my work out there was incredibly rewarding, and happened in two ways.

1. I stood up in front of a room full of people and delivered my pitch out loud into a microphone
2. I participated in an anonymous first page reading

In regard to item #1 above, my pitch was well received by the two published authors/industry specialists who were hosting the class, as well as the audience.

In regard to item #2, an editor from Ballantine books loved my first page, and even defended it when one of the other panelists said something bad about it.

OH, and I met R.L…

It takes someone else's blog post to get me back...

I've been MIA for a LOOONG time, I know. I need to be better about posting here. Build my platform. All that good stuff.

My last "real" post was in April. Holy smokes!

Anyway, I'm here because I read a blog post by J.H. Moncrieff and it rang so true to me, I had to come here and repost it. Read it here.

Soon, I will be publishing a DRAFT post I wrote back in April after Pikes Peak Writers Conference. It was an amazing conference that changed my life.

Oh the suspense, am I right?

Until then...

Peace and Keep Writing!

Claire L. Fishback