OCW 2010 – Day One

The first day of the OCW Conference kicked off with a bang…literally. Vehicle issues nearly kept me from getting over to the Conference center but my husband came to the rescue.

So, once at the conference, it was all old faces and new. Lots of laughter, smiles and wisdom!

The incredibly talented Christina Berry taught a class on how to hook your reader, and by golly she sure is a great teacher! I walked away from that class very inspired and ready to re-tweak my manuscript’s intro a bit.

The magazine editor and agent panels were both awesome, but there are some certain agents who sure caused a bit of a riot! You know who you are.

Dining and mingling with other OCWers was as awesome as always. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly you can connect with a fellow writer, even if he or she writes a totally different genre!

Finally – the big news – I do have an agent and editor who requested to see more of my manuscript and I’ll be meeting with them tomorrow. BIG happy dance! I’ve come into this conference hoping for some good feedback on this new manuscript, so that is what I’m hoping to get. And meeting with these amazing editors and agents is a great opportunity!

Signing out for the night – but for a certain someone who suggested I do an OCW Fashion Blog, I’ll say this: Conference attendees came ready for the weather in capris, flip flops and tank tops after last year’s stifling 100 + degree weather. That is the extent of my fashion blogging capabilities.

Until tomorrow!

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  • Heidi

    Great news, Nicole! I’m so happy for you! Praying that everything goes well today and that you learn a lot. 🙂

  • So exciting, Nicole! Dancing with you!

  • BIG happy dance in flip-flops or whatever it is fashionable conference goers wear! 😉

  • Sarah

    YAY! I’m SO excited for you!