Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Conferences and Meetings and...Whew!

I'm back from the annual conference of the American Christian Fiction Writers, a 2000+ member group of writers of Christian fiction. As usual, it was excellent, packed with opportunities to learn more about writing and publishing, to meet and interact with editors and agents, and to network with old friends and make new ones.  But I'm exhausted.

I attended similar meetings when I was in the medical profession. And the reasons for attending were the same--to learn, to interact, to network, and to retain one's visibility among peers. I'm sure there are similar situations in many other professions.

So here's your homework for the day. Do you attend meetings and conferences? Is it because you want to or your job requires it of you? What's the best thing about them? And what's the worst?

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need a nap.

(picture courtesy freedigitalphotos.net)

1 comment:

Cindy R. Wilson said...

I couldn't attend the ACFW conference this year. I did see you on the live blog, though :)

I have, however, gone to conference in the past and I think it's important for writers to get out and attend meetings or conferences. Networking is important for writers and attending conferences is a great way to stay connected.