I always feel slightly deflated once our annual writer’s conference is over – it is a combination of the sudden lack of frantic organization and the anticipation of the event itself. This year we excelled ourselves with extra special presenters including local news anchor, Gord Steinke, Judy Schultz, a local author who was recently awarded the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize and the Poet Laureate forEdmonton, Anne Marie Sewell. Our other presenters were also well received and most welcome – Lynn Gagne Webb, web designer and Suzanne Burkett, an American author who travelled to Canada especially to attend. With such an eclectic mix the conference catered to all forms of the writing life and everyone benefited from expertise generously given. From the reviews we received it was a great success. Now we have our thinking caps on for next year and what format the event should take and who we should invite.
With the dust settled somewhat I can focus on my current WIP and catch up on prompts, posts and blogs that took a back seat in the whirlwind of conference activities. My finger tips were actually itching to type and it feels so good to return my thoughts to the art of writing and my literary life.
In my absence there were several new followers to this blog and I would like to thank and welcome you all.
When you are taken away from your words – how does it make you feel? Do you see it as a test of your commitment?