Monday, September 15, 2014

She Doesn’t Like When I Go by Linda S. Glaz



Nope. Ophelia’s unhappy. She saw the suitcases come out today so I could pack, and she was not happy. She nosed around the bedroom for a while, then finally slumped into my suitcase lid.

“Can I go?” Pretty sure that’s what she asked.

She can’t go, but I can and I can’t wait. One more day and whoosh, I’m on my way to Muskegon, Mi. I love Maranatha Writer’s conference. There are plenty of opportunities to talk with other writers, possible clients, editors, and old friends. And, I have to admit, the venue is drop dead beautiful. On Lake Michigan, folks can hardly wait to take a walk along the beach at night when the moon is the only light for miles. Or to be there late at night for a bonfire and plenty of silly fun.

Classes are a tad smaller than larger conferences affording conferees the opportunity to really pick the industry professionals’ brains. Lots of chances for appointments and meals with editors and agents means a truly intimate environment.

Wonderful keynote speakers and amazing ambience brings folks back year after year. If you haven’t experienced Maranatha, or other smaller conferences, you need to. And be prepared to make a lot of great friends.

No, Ophelia can’t go, but I can.

12 comments:

Tom Threadgill said...

*sigh* Maybe next year I'll make it up there!

Linda Glaz said...

It's worth the trip. Another great one is Montrose in Pennsylvania. Same wonderful atmosphere, though I think Maranatha with their location on Lake Michigan has the beauty locked up.

Jackie said...

Thanks for sharing. I've only been to two conferences, and I'm heading to ACFW next week. Next year I'll have to check out the smaller options.

My dog is like your cat. When he sees the suitcases come out, he almost gets depressed. Never mind that he gets to stay with my son's family who love him dearly.

Have a great time!

Rick Barry said...

Have fun! I attend a conference every year. Always a good chance to recharge, learn things, and make new connections. In fact, I met my agent at a conference last year! ;)

Davalyn Spencer said...

Yup - wishin' I could be there. Sounds fabulous.

Elaine Stock said...

Joining the me-too party: I was really hoping to go this year. I'll aim for next!

May you all be blessed with a great conference.

Linda Glaz said...

Aw,Jackie, poor puppy. I know, Ophelia mopes around when she knows I'm leaving.
Rick, that agent's lucky to have you!
Elaine and Davalynn, wish you were going to be there, too!

Karla Akins said...

So sad I can't be there. Wave hi to everyone for me!

Diana Flegal said...

Sounds delightful! Have fun. I am packing for the Hampton Roads Writers Conference in VA Beach, Va. this weekend. And like you I am looking forward to meeting up with some wonderfully creative minds!
http://www.hamptonroadswriters.org/2014conference.php

pattisjarrett said...

Sounds like a lovely venue! It must be the season for writers conferences, I'm attending a local one this week.

Mehul Patel said...

Thanks for sharing........

Have fun..!!!!!!!!

I attend a conference every year. Always a good chance to recharge, learn things, and make new connections. In fact, I met my agent at a conference last year! ;)

It's a veeeerrrryyyy Ammmaaazzzziiiinnnngggg Moment.....!!!!!

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