This July I will be flying to Philadelphia to attend Realm Makers, a conference dedicated to Christian speculative* fiction. My plane tickets are purchased and the registration is sent in, now all I have to do is come up with a costume for their highly-acclaimed costume dinner / awards ceremony. Oh, and get my manuscript ready to pitch to agents and publishers - no big deal, right? :)
Not only will I have the opportunity to meet several of my amazing critique partners in person for the first time, but I've also been able to connect with many other writers who will be there. Let me tell you, this is an unbelievably fun, welcoming group! I can't wait!!
*If you're not familiar with the phrase "speculative fiction" (I wasn't until very recently!), it encompasses fantasy,
science fiction, and related sub-genres, such as dystopian and steampunk.