Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Speaking at a Writing Conference and stuff

Yep, for those of you who didn't already see my announcement on FB or Twitter, I am going to be speaking/presenting at the American Fork Arts Council Spring Conference for Writers on April 30th. It really is a great conference for any local writers looking for an affordable, shorter option. It's only one day (unless you do the friday night intensive), and has some fun, diverse classes planned. I will be speaking/teaching about getting an agent, blogging, taking feedback, and more. Quite a range of topics! I just hope I can do a good job. I'm very excited for this opportunity, and hope to see many of you there! If nothing else, you can come to witness me attempting to look professional, put-together, cute and knowledgeable while extremely pregnant. Your excitement level just went up ten degrees, I know it. I mean, if that's not a reason to come, I don't know what is. (I'm totally kidding. If you do come, just pretend I'm one of those tiny pregnant girls who look like they should barely be finding out the gender when they're actually due. Because I'm not one of them. Not even close. Have I mentioned that I'm measuring an entire week AHEAD of where I should be as of my last appointment?)

Anyway, for details be sure to contact Caleb Warnock, the head honcho in charge of the whole thing. (If you don't know who he is, one way to find out is to read the acknowledgements in HUSH, HUSH.) Here are the official details:

The Spring Writer's Conference is on Friday, April 29 & Saturday, April 30 at the Historic City Hall, 31 N. Church St., American Fork. Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
For more information call Caleb Warnock 801-592-3136 or calebwarnock@yahoo.com

In other news, I broke 60k on my WIP. My goal is to be done by the end of the month. That gives me just over a week. I think I can do it, but we have a few busy nights this week with the soccer season starting up again. (SonA plays and SHH is the coach, so it can get pretty busy!) Not to mention deadlines looming on the other part time job, meaning valuable writing time has to get sucked away by work. Hoping I can somehow eke out enough good writing time without having to try and think coherent thoughts at 2 am to make my goal. We'll see.

Just so you know, I actually did have a topic I was intending to blog about today, other than the conference and the writing update. But for some reason, I've sat here staring at the computer for ten minutes trying to remember what it was with no luck. Since it's getting late, and I still have to write at least 2-3 more pages to make my minimum page per day goal, I guess we'll just call this good. (I write my posts the night before for the most part, in case you didn't know.)

How are your goals coming? Are you planning on going to any fun conferences this year?

10 comments:

Shari said...

Congratulations on your up and coming presentations! Woot for Sara!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Good for you and best of luck. I'm speaking on a picture book panel that same day. ;)

Matthew MacNish said...

Wow, this sounds very cool! I'm sure it's nowhere near here though.

Sara McClung ♥ said...

That's so cool, Sara! I wish I lived closer because I'd totally come.

My goals are good :) I *think* I'm right on track. (At first I accidentally typed "write on track" which kinda also works, lol.) And I AM going to a lot of conferences this year. I think my next one is at the end of May, WisCon. I can't wait!

R.S.J. said...

I was lucky enough to hear you speak last year. You are a great speaker! So good that I looked up your blog;) Looking forward to hearing you again!

Lindsey Edwards said...

Congrats on the presentation!! :-)

What conference will I be attending this year? Well, I am at present planning on attending the Course of True Love 2011 Moonlight & Magnolias Conference through the Georgia RWA chapter. I really hope I get to go. I plan on registering next week with any luck!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

That is so exciting, Sara! Very cool news. I wish I could go! I would love to see you beautifully pregnant, as I know you will be. Well, I'd just love to see you at all and hear you speak. But I'll wait to hear the dish afterwards.

Way to go on the 60K!! Wooo-hooo!! Talk about progress, chickie! You'll be done in no time at all.

Carolyn V said...

Congrats on the 60k and the conference! I'll have to see if I can come see you. You'll do fantastic! Whoop whoop!

ali said...

LOL Sara. You're awesome. I'm CERTAIN you'll look both professional AND cute and you'll be totally rockin' the pg look. And congrats on your WIP progress! I'm meeting my goals too, which has me totally jacked! So excited! As my overuse of exclamation points clearly shows!

Elana Johnson said...

Awesome! I wish I could come, but my daughter has a dance competition in Roy that Saturday. :( I'm sure you'll rock the house!