Today’s the Day!

Today’s the day! Registration opens at noon today for the Surrey International Writers Conference   October 24-26, 2008. I plan to be among the early ones on their doorstep to ensure my choices for Agent/Editor interviews and Blue Pencil Cafe appointments will be available.


This will be my third conference. Since 2004 I’ve been attending every second year, using the alternate years to focus on saving money for the not-insignificant registration fee and cost of accommodation. I could easily commute, but one of the major benefits of the conference is always the schmoozing before, between and after the meals and workshops and I’d have to forego some of that if I opted for a couple hours’ travel time each day. I’d also miss out on intimate evenings sharing a hotel room with my daughter and a dear friend, and I have treasured memories of those times at past conferences.


So the excitement is building. It starts now with anticipation, moves through a weekend of exhilaration (and exhaustion), and leaves behind a renewed enthusiasm for writing. It’s going to be wonderful!




Published by Carol

A freelance writer of fiction and non-fiction living on the West Coast of Canada.

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