OMG--I can not believe how many people have already registered for WriteOnCon! It's amazing!
I've had so much fun meeting new writers in the forums (I'm trying to get to every introduction, but if you've said hi and I've missed you, I'm sorry. I'll try to track you down, I promise) and hearing everyone's enthusiasm seriously makes me so happy, you have no idea. So thank you guys. This conference is going to be EPIC!!!!!!!!
And since I'm the one who fields the emails, I've noticed a few questions/comments keep popping up over and over, so I thought I'd take a second to clarify a couple of things.
For one thing, you do not have to write kidlit to attend WriteOnCon. Yes, we're shaping the conference for those writers (we needed to set some limits to stay organized) but let's face it--most writing advice applies to everyone, regardless of what they write. As does advice about the publishing industry. So yeah, there may be certain things that fit better for kidlit writers, but that shouldn't stop you from checking out the rest of the conference if you write something else.
Especially since...um...the conference is free. It won't cost you a penny. (And no--all you silly skeptics--there will be no hidden fees to post in the forums. I promise.) So please, join us. I think you'll find that there's plenty to enjoy, and we'd love to have you.
The conference is also designed for people at all different stages in their careers. Whether you're still brainstorming, in the process of writing, querying, agented, published, or anywhere in between, we'd love to have you. Come hang out with us.
I hope that clears a few things up, but if you have questions feel free to email me. I'll try to reply as soon as I can. And if you've already registered, YAY! Let me know, so I know to look for you in the forums.
Okay, I think that's enough for today. But I have to leave you with this hilarious lolcat I found:
Happy Monday! Oh, and if you missed it on Friday, I'm giving away a signed copy of It's Raining Cupcakes. Contest details here.