The last couple weeks have been crazy, but the good news is they finally started the foundation of our house! I won’t bore you with the excruciating details of our struggle with the county over paperwork but we’re finally on the way.
I mentioned last time that I was getting ready to go to the Surrey International Writers Conference. I went, it was amazing, and now I’m trying to fit back into regular life. If you want a great overview of the rollercoaster that is a trip to Surrey, Rose has a great one. There's another great summary here.
I’ll probably be talking about Surrey on and off for, well, forever. I’m a convert. For me, it was very validating as a writer. It was also amazing to meet so many people who have the same goals, who are going through the same struggles. I was very impressed with how friendly and supportive everyone was. The classes were well taught and varied. There was always an option, something I needed to learn. More frequently, there were multiple classes I wanted and it was torture to decide. I had numerous agents and writers tell me how different Surrey is from other conferences, in all the best ways. I’ll definitely be returning. And I'd love to see you there!