This weekend marked the 2018 Conference for the Writer’s League of Texas. This was my first writer’s conference. I learned a ton of new information and met some fantastic people. I had the honor of being able to pitch my book, “Perversion of Justice” to Vivian Lee of Little A. Amazon Publishing and Sarah Levitt of Aevitas Creative Management. Both pitches went really well so I am busy finishing my book proposal for submission.
I met some amazing writers as well! Gloria Bankler, filmmaker and fantastic writer of fiction, Ilene Haddad, fantastic cartoonist, graphic designer and humorist plus Carla Stewart, a historian fiction writer who has published several books – although she said she did not start seriously writing until she was 60. I am so lucky to have met these fantastic women. I was incredibly moved by Alexander Chee’s luncheon talk about writing because you want to and you need to versus for fame, glory or even a decent paycheck. There is some kind of unspoken meaning in the process of writing. As I sit here now, I don’t know if I can put it into words, but Alexander Chee did. It was just the thing I had been talking about with my friend Nettie right before he started.
There really isn’t a story here. Just a shout out to WLT and all the wonderful women writers I met this weekend. I am so grateful to have finally found my tribe!
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