I was going to post about this yesterday, then realized it was April 1 and no one would believe me. Chances are most people will think this post is full of shit anyway, but whatever. About six weeks ago I received an invitation via Mary SangiovanniScott M. Baker Kelli Owen
Anyway! Last Tuesday, we got up at holy-fuck-o’clock and drove from York, PA (where Brian KeeneKryptos Sculpture
The meeting itself? After brief intros from Scott, Mary, Kelli and I basically threw the floor open to questions, and it was as you’d expect – questions about technique, markets, marketing and publicity, workshops and cons, and talking about dealing with the same struggles all writers have with getting published. The only difference between this talk and the conversations I have with other writers was that I will never know the names of the people I spoke with, and if we ever interact online (or already are), I won’t ever know that those were the people I spoke with in that conference room. My only regret is that there wasn’t enough time to talk about all the things I wanted to talk about (we actually went half an hour over our allotted time), but that happens with pretty much every panel and talk. All in all, I think we did a pretty good job of answering questions. I mean, they let us leave the compound at the end of the day, so there you go. Success!
If this report seems a bit sparse on specific details, it’s because I’m deliberately leaving out a lot of what we saw, just to err on the side of caution. I’m really not interested in receiving one of those phone calls, if you know what I mean, and I’d like to go back for another talk with the group, so there you go. Mary Sangiovanni’s report is right hereKelli’s post is here
Ok, secret writers group at Quantico – time to step up and email me!