Okay, so I just got back from a writer's conference this afternoon. Four days, TONS of information. More about that here, at my for-serious blog which is going to be majorly revamped soon (after attending a helpful workshop concerning social media! See how useful this conference was?).This was the main thing I wanted to talk about here, though:A cool thing was that we each had the opportunity to have consultations with some of the (published!) speakers there. I got some great suggestions for revising one of my novels, and some really positive feedback on Empty Sky (linkage. Edits probably coming soon). One of them (Thank you, Shelly Beach!) even suggested a magazine that she thought I might try to submit to. Sadly, from the looks of the website, they aren't accepting submissions and haven't been since November/December of 2010. *cries in a corner* Still, she's going to email me a list she's got of places that teens can submit to, so, yay! And I think it's a good sign that - after a little polishing - I might be ready to try and get something in a magazine or something... or something. *eyes repetition of vague words.*So yeah, it was pretty encouraging. And I'm definitely going to be working on that short story a bit, polishing it up... Feed back is welcome, hint hint. XDKeep writing, yo'.EDIT, after remembering what I titled this post:Oh, yeah. XD 'Really positive feedback' consisted of "I love love love this" at certain lines and still making suggestions for small improvements, suggesting the magazine, saying that she thought I was probably one of the best writers present (I was also undoubtedly the youngest), apparently mentioning the story to her friend without my knowledge, encouraging me to read the first page at Open Mic and whacking me with a rolled up paper when she and her friend missed that session... She's a funny lady. XDSo yeah, after a few minor edits, I'll be emailing the rest of that story to both her and her friend (her publicist, radio producer friend. 8] ) and hopefully they'll both have some more good feedback for me.Even if nothing really comes of it, it's still exciting. >.< And it was a great experience...
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