But the best part was connecting with friends, old and new--my ex-critique group buddy Sarah Albee, fellow inky Lena Goldfinch, blueboarder KarenB, and old WP friends Laurie Murphy, Mary Pierce, Julie Kingsley, Janet Costa Bates, Liz Dubois and many, many, more.
What else? Let me see … I carpooled with Natalie Reid and Alisa Libby, marveled at Jennifer Thermes's gorgeous artwork and maps, was very moved by WP organizer Lynda Hunt’s spontaneous sharing of her writing journey (no, didn’t record it for YouTube, Lynda), enjoyed participating in the YA peer critique group and kidlit jeopardy (we came second!), and even won a beautiful American Girl doll and book for my daughter in the raffle. The food was awesome too!
So, lots to remember and hold on to there. I’m currently reading my (signed copy!!) of Second Sight by Cheryl Klein to continue the learning from the weekend. And looking forward to next year already :).