Fun @ Dragon Con

Approaching dawn from my hotel window

My first Dragon Con has been great! We arrived in Atlanta on Wednesday, August 31,  and our room at the Westin Peachtree Plaza was gorgeous. Almost made it worth the $200 a night price tag….

I attended a two day writer’s workshop with Jody Lynn Nye, and it was a wonderful experience. I learned so much. Each participant sent sample pages in advance for her to critique. I was kind-of excited about getting her input on The Enduring. Jody also selected a few works to be critiqued by the entire group. Mine was among those chosen, so I came home with a huge stack of notes from everyone! Yay!

Oh, and did I mention all the panels? I wanted to spend all my time just running from one to the other. I really appreciated the opportunity to meet so many writers, as well as a agents, editors and publishers… but I had to occasionally remind myself this was supposed to be a family vacation.

Hey, Laura! Remember those other people staying in your room?

Hmmm… when I stop and think about it, they do look vaguely familiar.

Okay, so I took some time  for other stuff as well. I didn’t make it to either Buffy panel (bummer), but my family did get to do some fun things together. And we spent hours in the Exhibitor’s Rooms, the Dealer’s Room, Artist Alley, and we visited the Walk-of-Fame areas more than once.

Now I’m headed home. It’s back to work tomorrow—a terrifying thought, since I know all will be in total chaos. But once things settle down a bit, I will turn my focus to putting what I’ve learned to use. And then? Edit. Edit. Edit.

Keep writing!

Laura

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sue
    Sep 21, 2011 @ 03:38:29

    I had to look up what dragon con is – do you write fantasy and/or sci fic – I would have loved the Buffy workshop? Were Angle and spike (he’s my fav) there?

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  2. UnrestrainedFancy
    Sep 22, 2011 @ 02:43:49

    Both novels I’ve completed are in the young adult fantasy genre.

    Yes, I would have loved to attend the “Stars of Buffy” panels. James Marsters (Spike) was at one of the panels. Nicholas Brendan (Xander) was at both. Unfortunately, I never made either, because they ran at the same time as some writing workshops and panels I just couldn’t stand to miss. Oh well… another time, maybe.

    Laura

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