Monday, October 17, 2011

What I Learned at the RUCCL One-on-One Conference

1. That editors and agents aren’t scary. At all. In fact, they’re rather lovely. They are kind, encouraging people who are deeply invested in good storytelling.

2. That I think I’ve found “my people”. At any given moment, all you had to do was mention an author, book, or character and someone within a five foot radius not only knew exactly what/who you were talking about, but had something to say about it too. I’m not sure I’ve ever met so many strangers that I so instantly connected with.

3. That I can navigate my way to New Jersey and back all by myself. I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it at first, but here I am, back on the other side of the border, dreaming about what a great time I had.