I must confess, however, that I’ve never been to a writers’ conference, let alone a Write Canada Conference.
Writing is a lonely business.
This whole writing thing is still rather new for me. Yes, I’ve always wanted to write for ages and have actually been to for a while, but to be a published author is totally new. Where do I get support? How do I connect with other writers?
I had never heard about The Word Guild, a place for Writers who are Christian to connect. And Write Canada? Never heard of it.
A friend who knew I had published a book invited me to go with her to the Gala Awards last year. What and eye-opener that was. There are many writers out there who are Christian and who have been successful in their craft. I wanted some of that.
It was too late for me to attend last year’s Write Canada, but I was determined to make it this June.
In the meantime, I’ve signed on to The Word Guild Facebook page and connected with so many writers across Canada. I’ve learned from their combined experience and wisdom. Thank you for sharing so freely.
When the information came out, I immediately registered. Which classes to take? Who to talk too? It was overwhelming until I carefully read through it all. Then I took the plunge and signed up for classes which interested me.
Why am I going? As I wrote earlier, writing is a lonely business. I’m inherently a shy person so this is a major leap of faith, but I’ve heard so much about how others have been blessed by this conference, I just have to go.
I don’t know about you but whenever I try to talk about my writing work, I get blank looks which seem to say, “writing? That’s not work. You can leave it for a while.” I need to be connected with those who know the process and have ‘been there, done that’ so I’m going to my first-ever Write Canada. I look forward to learning, connecting, sharing, and meeting some of my Facebook ‘friends’ in person. Together we will celebrate, be refreshed and share the gifts our great Father has given us.
See you there.