Last weekend I was fortunate to attend Fiction Fest, a writing conference put on by the Connecticut chapter of RWA (CTRWA). It was my first east-coast conference and also the smallest (or I should say, most intimate) conference I’ve attended. I was keeping my expectation neutral, but the conference was superb. It was extremely well organized, and everything ran like clockwork. I was extremely impressed with the variety and quality of the workshop offerings. I got tons of amazing information and insight in each one I attended. The keynote speaker, Sarah MacLean, gave a hugely thought-provoking and interesting speech touching on the power of writing. I met many fascinating people. Writers always seem to have interesting life stories! And best of all, I got to share the weekend with my mother-in-law, who is also a writer. While she and I went off and played with our writing friends, my husband and father-in-law had a guys weekend with our two little boys. I think everyone won!

I’m hard at work on a couple of new books, and my conference experience helped me solidify where I want to take them. Kudos to CTRWA for putting on a wonderful event!