Monday, October 18, 2010

We're all in this together

Tonight I went to a Speaker Series event sponsored by the local SCBWI chapter. They had Janet Gurtler and Angela Ackerman talk about agents. I knew a lot about the agent search, but I still learned a lot, which goes to show, you can always learn more.

What was interesting is they started talking about sites that I visit, resources that I use, the process of getting an agent, what an agent does for you. It made me think that we really are all in this together. We all have similar goals and the same passion - writing. And it's great that we support each other so much.

Also, I met fellow blogger Stina there, which was great to meet someone in person. I'm always so jealous when I see pictures of writers meeting at conferences.

Overall it was a great night, even though I had to burrow $40 for gas from my boss in order to get there.


20 comments:

Andrea Mack said...

Patti, what a neat experience! It sounds like you learned a lot.

Terri Tiffany said...

We are all in this together--whether our genres match or not--the feeling and process is similar. SOunds fun!

Jennifer Shirk said...

I think there's a High school Musical song like that: we're all in this together. :)
sounds like a great experience.

....Petty Witter said...

Sounds like it was well worth that $40 gas oney.

Melissa Gill said...

I'm jealous. That sounds like a lot of fun, and I would love to meet Stina and Angela Ackerman.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Yay for meeting other writers in real life. :) And what a great boss to lend you money.

Carolyn V. said...

That sounds so great! I need to join my local SCBWI still. I've only heard great things. =)

Heidi Willis said...

I wonder how writers made it before the internet. What a lonely journey it must have been!

There is motivation, encouragement and accountability in groups, and no one knows the struggles and the ups and downs of writing like another writer!

Melissa said...

You are so right - no matter what you already know, you can always learn more! I'm so glad you got to meet a fellow blogger in person. I hope I can do that one day.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, I envy you, Patti - Angela is one of my blogging heroes! I bet it was awesome. And you got to meet Stina, too?! So cool! :-)

Candyland said...

It's weird (and good) to meet bloggers in person! Thats awesome you and Stina met:)

Angela Ackerman said...

It was so great to meet you and I'm glad you got some good content out of the session. I really enjoyed Janet's breakdown of all the stuff agents have to negotiate for--there were a few things that could have been pitfalls had I not known about them, but now I do and can make sure my agent watches out for them when that happy day comes...you know, some day. :)

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Definitely sounds like a great night!

Jennie Allen said...

I agree! It is so comforting to be in this with others!

Jill Kemerer said...

Sounds like a fun and informative night. Wish I could have gone! Sorry you had to borrow gas money. That's never fun!

Jenn Wilks said...

I keep meaning to get involved with SCBWI. It sounds like this was a great meeting, and I agree - I always come away with something new no matter how many times I hear people speak on the same subjects.

Lynn said...

Adding onto Jennifer's comment, I think the last song is Grease is about being together too. Maybe a conference should start with that song. Be fun. I'm happy to hear you met fellow blogger Stina. Patti, are you from Calgary too???

Elana Johnson said...

Awesome! I'm so glad you got to go--and I so want to meet you and Stina and Angela!

L.T. Elliot said...

So glad you had a great time and what a wonderful reminder of how we're all connected. It's comforting.

Patti Lacy said...

Patti, I love your spirit and am glad you got to connect with others of our ilk.

You go, girl. I am pulling for you.
Patti