If you are thinking of attending the 2014 NESCBWI conference, I have good news. Writers and other bookish people are wonderfully friendly and welcoming. They are not in the least cliquish. I love them.
I attended my first regional conference three years ago and since then, I have met many new colleagues. In fact, many of the people I’ve met skipped right over the colleague phase and became critique partners and friends.
So take the plunge. If you live in the New England region, come to NESCBWI:
While you are registering, tap the VolunteerSpot button. Volunteering is a great way to learn at least one person’s name. That, coupled with the fact that we all wear our name tags all dang weekend means that you’ll do just fine.
Hope to see you there!