Monday, May 9, 2011

Recapping (and a Contest)

Before I get to the actual bloggy-portion of this post, I have to tell you a secret. On Wednesday, I am a stop on Elana Johnson’s Possession virtual blog tour. Prepare for epic awesomesauce, in the form of a vlog interview and FREE stuff. Or, well, one free thing. But it’s possibly the COOLEST giveaway I’ve ever done. You do NOT want to miss this. Just sayin.

Okay, moving on.

First of all, let me just say that my brain is still on overload from last weekend’s conference. It was fabulous. No, more than fabulous, it was…fanta-bulous. Awesomesauce. A.Maz.Ing. And yes, I had a great time.

I didn’t completely humiliate myself in my pitch session, learned a lot, hung with my terrific writing friends, and made TONS of new ones. Also, I discovered this really great little cupcake shop where I got more than my fill of sugar. (Thanks to Lani Woodland, Melanie Marks, and Nicole Bullock. Also, we missed you Debbie Cranberryfries!)

And dudes, that’s just the tip-top of the thing.

I’d totally love to share all, but since the classes are copyrighted, I can’t, like, share my notes or anything. BUT I will tell you one thing I learned, and which became my theme for the weekend.

Bravery. Pays. Off.

And also, doing brave things made me feel fantastic. Not only did being brave help me have an even better time, but it also opened doors I didn’t know were even there.

So yeah. It was great. And I am happy. The end.

Wait, no. Not the end. Check out this really cool video I made, which they played at the conference. This is the kind of people I get to hang with. (Oh, and by the way, at the end, it tells you to join now, but unless you were at this particular conference, you aren’t allowed—it’s the only requirement. So, so sorry! Ignore that part, okay? Okay. But if you’re really, really sad and need to find a group to join, let me know and I’ll see if I can help you out, okay?)


Angie said...

It was a great conference. You did a good job on the video. I'm looking forward to Elana's post!

Carolyn V said...

The conference was so great. I'm glad I got to see you there!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Nice job on the video. Loved the conference!

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Nichole, I missed you there! I am so happy you enjoyed yourself and did well for your pitch!


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Vivien said...

Great video. I've always wanted to go to one of these things.