Whew. I can't believe how drained I am after Writeoncon. It makes me even more amazed at the energy and dedication of the organizers.
I made some great connections with new friends, read a ton of fabulous YA queries and first pages, watched a couple wicked cool live chats by agents Natalie Fischer and Jennifer Laughran. And read a bunch of great advice from industry professionals.
I'm still surfing over to the forums page to read!
Things I learned:
1. I'm not the only one writing a sporty-girl book (yeah for sporty girls!)
2. After participating in a query critique offered by Natalie, I'm rewriting my query to focus more on my protagonists journey rather than "getting the boy ". (Thanks Natalie--it's going to be much better!)
3. I really like the writerly community--and I'm proud to be a part of it.
Thanks to the organizers, the participants, the agents and editors, and the behind the scenes crew who made it all happen.