Today I’m getting ready to head off to the 18th Annual San Francisco Writers Conference. I’m thrilled, amazed and proud to say I’ve been a part of it since the beginning and only missed a few along the way. It’s been an honor and a privilege to mentor writers in my roles as speaker, Independent Editor and all-around volunteer for this inspirational event.
Hopeful writers…tentative writers…boastful writers…confident writers…determined writers…anxious, excited and concerned writers. Anxious that they won’t make the right connections. Excited that they are with their tribe. Concerned writers that now that they’ve found their tribe and made their connection…are questioning will they measure up, have the guts to say what it is they want to say, and…will anyone else hear them when they do speak up?
This writer is pleased to report that someone had been listening…reading…to what I had to say. To my great amazement, I was the reason someone found out about this outstanding event which I have been a part of for many years. It was humbling to find out that I was the reason she was moved to come and volunteer to be a part of the San Francisco Writers Conference.
She read about it on my blog.
She read it here!
She made me feel like a Rock Star.
I had made a connection with someone. Not just a slight passive connection…a solid, influential connection. She did something as a result of my writing.
I am sincerely humbled and proud that my writing was of benefit.
But I didn’t do anything extraordinary. I shared information about what I was doing and how I was spending my time. You can do that too.
When it comes to that time that you are struggling to figure out what to write on your blog, write about what is going on in your life…how you are spending your time…causes you believe in…organizations you belong to…observations about your community…and how you are involved in a life beyond the office environment.
Talk about how you connect with the world and the world will connect with you.
I’m connected…how about you?
I’ll be in the Independent Editors Room offering free 8-minute consultations for SFWC attendees. Come see me!
P.S. The 18th annual San Francisco Writers Conference offers something for every writer (and even has lots of free events). It runs July 21–24, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.
The hotel is across from the Ferry Building and next to the Embarcadero BART station!