This is it! The final Sunday before Writers CONduit! More and more people are popping into the server, panelist bios are coming in, and there’s an air of excitement over the digital waves. I’m sure my schedule will change a little since I’m also available to host in a pinch, but here’s what’s on the schedule for me:
- Opening Ceremony
- Finding Your Online Community
- How Not to Procrastinate
- Game of Tomes
- Participating in Creative Challenges
- How to Handle Consent in Writing
- Closing Ceremony
- (and probably a few others as I help out here and there) 😉
And that’s not including panels I’d love to check out, like History as Inspiration, Self-Editing: Your Pre-Editor Pass, and the amusingly named Your Velociraptors are Broken: How pop culture screws up animal science and why writing correct is cooler. Check out our 2021 Trailer on YouTube. This 3-day convention is going to rock! There’s been so much work and thought going into it from behind the scenes… squee! This is going to show off some great writer communities (on and off of Twitch), highlight writing and art challenges to take part in, and hopefully let everyone find new friends.
After CONduit (and some heavy duty sleep), we’re going to be taking notes on what went well, what could have gone better, and what we’d like to include for next year, such as getting some publishers involved. Gotta plan for the future even while you’re preparing for the present!
Speaking of preparing, I’ve got my notes and outlines for the next things I’m going to write: there’s Oranges, Ocean, and Oak (the sequel to Spells, Snow, & Sky), Bright Water Charmer (Phoenix Case #1), and New Year, New Me (Misspell Series #1). All of these books take place in the same world, and in some cases characters will “cross over” to be seen in other books (Char from Bright Water Charmer is a supporting character in New Year, New Me, for example).
That’s what I’ll be working on this July, both for the 4thewords event that will be going on and the worldbuilding event that World Anvil will have, Summer Camp. After organizing a convention, I think tackling these two events will be a nice change of pace.
Hope to see you battling creatures or posting articles, but mostly hoping that you’re having a good time and making progress!