Friday, August 10, 2012

I Survived the 2012 Willamette Writers Conference

I feel like I should get a t-shirt made or something, because surviving attending the 2012 Willamette Writers Conference is something I will never forget.

As previously mentioned I pitched my manuscript to three different people. "So tell us already, what the heck happened?"

Well... two out of the three asked for partials. Yay for me. They have been sent and I should expect a response in about eight weeks. Now lets hurry up and wait.

As a first time conference attendee I had no idea what to expect. In the next few days I will post an in depth "what to expect when pitching" post.  I would have included it with this but it will be lengthy and I want to dedicate the entire post to it.

Over all I met some great new people and participated in some extremely educational workshops. This was mental torture a huge learning experience. If you write I recommend you attend at least one conference in your writing life time. It is one thing to talk to other writers on line, but it does not compare to being surrounded by a thousand other like minded people. It was a place I didn't need to justify what I do "gosh Kriston, you've become a social pariah" or listen to someone humor me. "Oh you write, what a nice hobby".  Hobby?! You better step off cause I will hurt you. I walked away from with this with a new sense of ownership and confidence.


  1. It sounds like an amazing experience, Kriston. Congratulations on the requests for pages!

  2. Yay, Kriston! How brave of you - and congrats on getting requests for partials. Woot!


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