Thursday, October 8, 2009

We're going on a road trip, so let's have a contest.

I'm getting myself together for our road trip to the James River Writers Conference tomorrow. The first time I went I brought a whole bag of stuff with me: notebooks, pens, manuscripts (hey, you never know!), envelopes, postage. It was a virtual office in a bag. I've since learned to pare back. JRW gives swag to conference attendees. Everyone gets a tote bag with all the essentials right there: notebook, pens, conference schedule, and a few other goodies. All I really need to bring is my Slushbusters button and a few business cards to trade.

If you'll be at the conference, so will Joan, Alison, Sarah and I. We will be sporting our Slushbusters buttons, which look like this:
I know they're kind of cheesy, but you wouldn't believe how many people we meet who are just curious about them.

So in honor of our first road trip in a long time, (When was the last one, anyway?) and the fact that I'll be away from the computer for a few days, (Remember, I'm traveling light!) we're having a contest. Leave a comment on this post any time between now and Monday morning. Once again, we'll be giving away a Moleskine ruled notebook. I'll draw a winner at random from the commentors. If JRW can provide swag, the least we can do is offer a little something as well. I'm hoping you all continue the conversation in our absence, so I'm turning off comment moderation. To get you started talking among yourselves, here's a question: have you been to any writing conferences? If so, which ones, and what did you get out of them?

5 comments:

Amy Tate said...

Ya'll are just too much fun! I LOVE the button. Have a wonderful trip, be safe, and I look forward to reading all about it when you come back.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Fun buttons! Can't wait to read about the conference when you get back. Last week I went to Ottawa SCBWI agents day conference. It was my first one. My take away was that networking with other writers ROCKS!

Sarah said...

It is just great to be with other writers- and to go with friends.

And can I've never been to a conference that has swag?!? I'm really excited about that....

Jennifer Major said...

Something that provides fun can NOT be cheesy! (and if someone thinks so, who cares!). The SCBWI in Arlington will be my first conference and I am really excited!

Michelle said...

Jennifer, some of the Slushies will be going to SCBWI in Arlington. I believe we met Amy there last year.