Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Preparing for the WIFYR Workshop

Woohoo!It's almost here! The WIFYR Workshop! And I'm going! What is the WIFYR Workshop? It's a five day writer's workshop in Salt Lake City, Utah, and it's amazing. Did I mention I'm going?

For you non-writers out there, this is the equivalent of Christmas. Really it is. I get to hang out with, and be taught by, great writer peeps for five days. What could be more exciting?

Oh yeah, getting a contract with a fab publisher. That would be like Christmas, and your birthday, and Thanksgiving, and Easter, and . . . . Well you get the idea. It would be good.

So how is WIFYR like Christmas? You get presents in the form of the other writer's submissions. Here's a pic of what's come in so far.

Yes, you see right. That's a good inch-and-a-half of manuscript pages with more to come. What do you do with these submissions? Your read them, critique them, and wallow in misery because they are so much better than your own submission. How much time do we have to do this? Six days. Ack!

I bet you didn't realize Christmas could be so stressful.

It gets better. Once there, the other writers spend the five days sharing their opinions about your work. It's kind of like having your entrails forcibly removed, but in a good way. I learned so much from last year's disemboweling, and I can't wait to do it again.

Yeah, writers are crazy people.

We also get to hang out with agents and editors. Yup, Christmas.

What things in your life are like Christmas? Drop a line and share your passions and dreams. Think of it as a present for me! Gee, thanks!


Heather Dixon said...

So excited!

LeishaMaw said...

Me, too! Are you ready for your panel discussion? I'm so hyped for you!

Rebecca J. Carlson said...

May I just say, Leisha, that YOUR contribution to my pile was OUTSTANDING! WOW! I am blown away. I'm so excited for YOU to go to this workshop because I know what can happen when you're ready ;)!

LeishaMaw said...

Rebecca, thanks for the vote of confidence! I loved yours, too. It was the first one I read, and I REALLY want to have a corridor in my house. What a cool story! You are a talented writer.

Rebecca J. Carlson said...

Post-workshop comment: Hee hee! What did I tell you? I love being write.


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