For those of you who don’t know, PNWA stands for Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association. I signed up for membership in the fall of last year as part of my resolve to get back to writing seriously, and specifically to attend their annual conference at a discount .
Almost like the philosophical butterfly whose wings change the universe, not long after, New Libri accepted Painted Black for publication. Then I got a freelance job writing how to articles after answering only three ads looking for writers.
Granted, this doesn’t equal a big life changing deal with a huge advance and movie rights. But considering how little I had been doing with my writing for years, it was a giant step forward.
So now I am attending the conference I originally joined for. I am getting ideas for how to market myself and my work. I pitched my next novel to an agent and an editor, both of whom want to see samples of my work. Nothing may come of any of it. Or maybe the butterfly is fluttering its wings again. If so, lets see where we are next year.