Authors who are "Differently Expertised"...

Authors who are "Differently Expertised"...

21 February 2011

Wow!

What else can I say?  Our very first seminar went really well, and I'm proud of everybody!  I'm proud of us for the putting in the time and effort it took to organize the event and prepare our presentations, and I'm especially proud of everybody who attended.  We saw some familiar faces -- seminar veterans -- but we saw some for whom this was the first such event they'd ever come to. 

You know what?  It takes guts to invest in yourself like that.  It's pretty easy to talk yourself out of spending the time and money on an inspiration or talent that other people might not recognize.  Some of us Gals have been lucky in hearing encouragement all our lives, but some of us know just what it feels like to hear, "You're not a real writer, so why do you even bother?"  Kudos to everybody who bothered!

Stay tuned -- this was the first, but not the last, of the Gecko Gals Ink seminars.

2 comments:

Jude Johnson said...

This workshop day was a wonderful event. Despite a few annoying technical difficulties (and I can count on one hand the conferences and seminars I've been to that DIDN'T have computer glitches) things seemed to work well. We received good constructive feedback on how we can improve even more on the next one.

Geckos Rock!

M A Hutchison said...

Sure, there were "technical" glitches ...but were they annoying enough to make the attendees lose sight of why they were there, what they were learning, and what new - or old - friends they were mixing with? I think not. Those wonderful little glitches - the ghosts of writers past - were there, with us, sharing our knowledge and winking on and off to let us know their presence. Now THAT'S a real ghost story!