I missed day one... shocking.
But I just saw something so incredibly beautiful that I HAD to share...
A woman, maybe in her mid to late fifties just came running into the auditorium during individual appointments. She ran to her friend/editor/publisher (don't really know) and started bawling, weeping saying "Thank you for [what I overheard] taking my book." The two embraced and now are chatting away, the woman still wiping tears from her eyes.
That's what writer's conferences are all about. They're about making and creating friendships and about cultivating your passions and stories. They can be magical in so many different ways.
Two years ago I came to Write-to-Publish as a writer who thought she had it all figured out and was ready to run into the arms of a traditional publisher. Now I own my own publishing house, make films, write screenplays, and help other authors succeed. I'm not the same person I was two years ago and it's a brilliant thing.
Is Write-to-Publish responsible for that change? Maybe and maybe not. But the people I met here (what seems like a lifetime ago) have changed my life and I would not be who I am today without them. Positive Note Network would not EXIST in its capacity without them. These people, this conference, is a Godsend.
If you take away one thing from this blog post let it be this... the best people you ever meet at WTP or other conferences may not come in the form of a publisher who wants to publish your book. They may be the people who believe in your work but even more than that... they believe in YOU.