Yay, its Friday. The programme for the Spinning Gold conference is now here and I am looking forward to registering next week. One of my favourite things about conferences besides listening to smart people talk about hot topics, and rubbing shoulders with some of my heroes, is getting to hang out with a bunch of fab lovely children's writers. There's no better fun than chewing the fat with folk on the same wavelength - i think Einstien wrote an equation for it in his earlier work, genius that he was.
I'm still processing my trip to Westport but hope to give a bit more of a review of this next week. Westport was very intriguing, bordered by the sea on one side and mountains on the other, wild and rugged, it is a place of stories. I'd like to go back. And how cool is the place name Granity. It is begging to be used in a book.
In the meantime, via Jet Reid, here is a very cool little rant titled 5 lies writers believe about editors. Its a good peek into the truth about being an editor, I agree with all of it, and it concludes with the very sensible comment that there are no great secrets to being published.
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