When I attended my first James River Writers Conference in 2006, I was just beginning to explore this crazy notion of putting words to paper. I went back the next year with a finished manuscript and pitched it to an agent. The next time I attended the conference, that agent had my novel out on submission to editors. I remember wondering how it would feel to attend the conference as a published author.
This weekend I get to find out.
This Sunday I’m leading a lunch discussion group about self-publishing at the conference and I’m thrilled to be giving back to an organization that has been such a part of my journey to publication. I’ll be sharing my experience and facilitating a discussion about navigating the (always and forever in flux) publishing world. If you’re local to Richmond and attending the conference, I’d love to chat with you. Can’t be there? Follow all the conference awesome-ness on twitter: #JRWC13