LDStorymakers was held May 9th-11th, 2013, and this year was my first year attending.  I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I admit I was put off by the idea of going to a conference that had LDS in the very name.

But to my delight it wasn’t to church-y.  Funny thing, maybe coming from the Bishop’s Wife.  What I’m writing isn’t LDS oriented, and I was pretty sure that would be a big part of this conference.  Thank goodness, it wasn’t.

I would have wasted money, had it been.

Anyway, I didn’t take my camera, which bums me out, but I had the tablet and I took a few pictures with it.

I wanted to re-cap a few of the classes I attended, because it helps the lessons I learned while there sink in further.  Before I go into re-cap mode, I thought I’d jot down a few of my favorite moments, in no particular order.

-Getting lost more than once.  I swear, I can’t go to Utah without this happening to me.  I hate it.

-Staying with Dana!  it was wonderful to see her and spend a bit of time (Not nearly enough!) with her.

-Boot Camp.  More on that later.

-Creating a critique group.  I’m especially excited to have a support group now.

-Meeting a few faces that I won’t soon forget.  Though they may not even remember me.

-Visiting with a literary agent who was super kind and while I don’t feel she’s the right fit for me, feeling pressure to finish revisions on this dang MS is a priceless treasure I walked away with because of her.

-Realizing Brooklyn was totally content to play with her cousins for 2 days without missing me too much.

-Driving with Brooklyn and having time to talk to her.  She’s so funny!  I’m blessed to have her in my life, despite all the trouble she gets into.

-When I came home to a clean house and loving family who spoiled me on Mother’s Day, I knew I had been blessed to have 4 amazing days in a row, which doesn’t happen often.  At least, not in a row like that.  I’d been on a mini-vacation, even though it was a overload of information and the after shock is still wearing on my mind.

Okay, that’s it for today.  More to come!

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