Attended my second writing conference ever. The place was overflowing with amazing authors, editors, publishers, experts, volunteers. I met so many amazing people. Not like, “oh, you’re amazing” blah blah cuz you’re here too, but “you’re real, genuine, kind, accepting, open, generous, interested, just overall amazing. I’m lucky to have met you.” See the difference?

I learned a lot, too. I can’t wait to go to the next conference. The LUW cares so much about its members and the writing community, each person affiliated with them spreads the same message of appreciation and concern. They’re wonderful.

Attending Creative Writing Bootcamp with the amazing and talented Johnny Worthen. I’ve been in a funk for months. This group of writers has inspired me to get back to it. Thank you @luwriters and @johnnyworthen for your feedback, patience, and enthusiasm. ­čÖé

Attended my first writing conference this weekend. I was surrounded by┬áhundreds of authors, all there to build connections and reinforce the scaffolding already in place for ┬ácommunity. A community I’m now apart of and can turn to for support when I’m stuck. Thank you for being there, LUW. I appreciate you! #LUW2017