Hey! I’m back! Yes, I know this is coming in a day late, but there is a reason (which I’ll get to in a moment.)
The short story is that I survived my first trip to New York City and my first time ever at a writers conference!
I say “survived” because I feel completely and utterly wrung out, physically, mentally, and emotionally. There was a lot of interesting and valuable information I got from the various panels, and I had some enjoyable chats with other writers. But I think that the looming shadow of the Pitch Slam and the high emphasis on networking cast a pall over the experience. If I do decide to go back to the Writers Digest Conference, I may stick with the panels and forgo the Pitch Slam.