A good fairy sprinkled fairy dust on my new year. I’ve been awarded a scholarship to the San Francisco Writers Conference in February!
Pinch me. Is it real?
In seven weeks, I’ll know for sure.
The conference features authors, literary agents, editors, and publishers talking about the craft of writing and the challenges of marketing. Trig (the Brownie Points lady) tells me all I have to bring is myself, business cards, and a weekend’s worth of networking energy. A planeload of confidence would help too. Let’s face it; I’m scared to death!
So, I’m asking for a little help from my friends. Marina and Richard used to watch DVDs of “Friends” while I prepared dinner and listened from the kitchen. I always thought it was clever that they listed the episodes of each season as “The One with Mrs. Bing” or “The One with a Dozen Lasagnas,” or “The One with all of the Kissing.” Like they were sitting around the apartment saying, “Remember the one …”
Well … I’m asking you to email, call, write, or even send smoke signals telling me your favorite Fleur-de-Lys newsletter. “The One…” It can be as specific as “Fleur-de-Busy” or the June 20, 2005, issue, or go the “Friends” route with “The One with the bat in the bedroom” or whatever. Then, I will print out hard copies of these “winners” and go to San Francisco armed with confidence boosters.
Wishing you a bouquet of new experiences in 2012, and a healthy sprinkling of fairy dust of your own. Laurie Lynch