Jennifer Blake was our speaker, and she told us some very funny and interesting stories about some of her experiences in the early years of RWA. I can only imagine what it was like to be a writer during the glamorous heyday of romance.
She also spoke about her writing habits, and anyone who reads this blog knows that is my kinda thing. ^_^ I took a few notes about that, and sorted them into my writing folder when I got home.
I was kinda tired by that point. (I went to bed at 1 am, got up around 7am to leave for Bossier.) So, I decided to read instead of write, and picked up my beat up old copy of Getting Your Romance Published by Julie Beard. I went straight to page 136 to read up on building conflicts. Amazingly enough, I had an epiphany while reading this section. I've probably read it a dozen times before, and yet, this time it stuck. I knew it had stuck. Everything was suddenly crystal clear and I could place it with all the other things I'd learned through workshops this year.
I ended up taking a dozen notes and drawing diagrams. Once I did that, I went back and replotted my latest Werekind story using the new tips I'd learned and WOW - what a difference those simple changes made! Now that I have that in place, I'm moving along, moving along... Off for now. I have 2k to get on the page today. Hope your Sunday is a cozy one. ;0)