Sunday, April 26, 2009

Pikes Peak Rocks!



It's been a while since I've been to a conference, but I have to say I'm really liking this one!

The speakers are fabulous. The food is great (of course, I'm only eating the vegetarian selections). Other writers are so supportive. And my pitch went well. Really well. I'll be sending out a full manuscript when I get home :^)


One of the things that surprised me the most was the laid back atmosphere at the luncheons and dinners. When you enter the dining room, round tables are set up with the name of each presenter. You could walk up to any table and sit where you chose. So if you wanted to meet an agent from Curtis Brown like Nathan Bransford or an editor like Rose Hilliard from St. Martin's Press, you could sit right next to them at a meal.


I was lucky enough to sit by Kate Harrison from Dial Books the first night and we had a great conversation. I really appreciated being able to talk to her in such a relaxed setting. (You'll be hearing more from her in an upcoming blog.) It was also fun to meet fellow blogger Yat-Yee, and go to a MG/YA writer party with her (she's got the photos to prove it!).


Colorado has a great writing community. The people who run this conference are so organized. Pam, Karen, Dawn - you guys are awesome! I've been very impressed. And so glad I came!

13 comments:

PJ Hoover said...

I love the events where the presenters are so approachable! These are the best ones!

Lady Glamis said...

I'm jealous! Maybe I can go with you next year... :)

Glad you got to meet Nathan. I hear he's just great. Congrats on the full!

Rena said...

Sounds like a great time!

Lisa and Laura said...

I'm so jealous! I want to go to a conference so badly. Maybe next year...

Pam McCutcheon said...

Thanks for the nice comments about PPWC. It was great meeting you...and congrats on the contest win!

Pam McCutcheon
PPWC Co-Director

Rebecca said...

I would love to go to a writers conference some day, even though the idea kinda terrifies me!

Solvang Sherrie said...

PJ - I agree. It makes it so worthwhile.

Glam - I'd love to meet up with you there!

Rena - It was :^)

Lisa & Laura - The best part is feeling inspired when it's over.

Pam - You're welcome. You deserve all the nice comments!

Kelly said...

That sounds amazing!!!
Lucky girl! I hope great things come from this conference!
(love the InspiRED tshirt!)

Kelly H-Y said...

Sounds fantastic ... and successful!!

Yat-Yee said...

Hi there, Sherrie! It was great meeting you and talking. I feel as if we've known each other longer than just the short time we spent together.

And I agree, the atmosphere at PPW is awesome.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Rebecca - We must have been commenting at the same time because I missed yours! I highly recommend conferences. For the camaraderie, the insight, and the inspiration, it's totally worth it.

Kelly - I'm always hoping for greatness :^) And I love the double meaning with this shirt. Product RED stuff is great, but I'm always inspired at writing events, too!

Yat-Yee - I was so glad to meet you! I hope we can do it again soon :^)

Wendy Burt-Thomas said...

So great to meet you this weekend!! I had a blast and can't wait for next year!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Hey, Wendy - Loved your workshop! Hopefully I'll be able to come again next year. It's a great conference!

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