Gang, I received our first pre-conference manuscripts today, TWO MONTHS before the Writers Conference. That’s what I call pre-planning! Way to go, Chris Janssen! I’m impressed, if no one else is.
Are you getting ready? Saving your money? Writing your hearts out for the B&H Fiction Contest? Some have asked where they can get Leanna Ellis’s Once in a Blue Moon. Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, and Borders are taking pre-orders and folks will receive it first of February. It will also be in stores mid-Feb or you can read the manuscript for free on netgalley. Any way you choose to get ahold of the book you should have enough time to read it and write what you think would be a great additional chapter to the end of the book. Start laying out scenarios in your mind as soon as possible. Your chapter needs to be sent to BlueMoon@BHPublishingGroup.com no later than March 10th. Have at it! You can do it.
If you haven’t encouraged a couple of your writing buddies to consider Mount Hermon Writers Conference, please do. They’ll never be sorry. And this year is going to be top knotch. The faculty is awesome, keynoter Charlie Peacock is a great motivational speaker and author, and the opportunities for you to improve the craft of writing is unparalleled. And what can be said about the incredible networking with other writers, publishers, magazine company reps, and agents? Nothing quite like it. Free critiques are an amazing plus. If you’re a writer, you really shouldn’t miss this.
And those of you who need just a little help financially, register and pay your registration fee, then ask for a campership form. Through the generosity of people who love Mount Hermon, we have some limited funds that can be used against the cost of tuition. If you need it, use it. That’s what it’s for.
Only two months to go . . . get those pre-conference manuscripts in . . . and urge your friends to register and come with you!