Monday, August 23, 2010

Philly Writers Conference - Part 1

Left to right: Clare C., Me, and Kathy L.

Blogging friend, Susan Panzica, of Eternity Cafe, introduced me to Clare via email prior to the conference. Kathy and I met at one of my first conferences. She critiqued an early version of my book, and taught me where a story should start.

Here's a picture of Clare. We hit it off immediately. She also writes futuristic suspense. Currently, she's working on a book with a medical theme. Think Andromeda Strain here. Clare is not only a writer, but also a wife, mom, manager of a laboratory, and a sweet, thoughtful person.

Here's Kathy with her husband, Michael. While Kathy is working on a mystery, Michael is exploring various genres. He left the conference all fired up and ready to write. I thought it was so neat they shared a mutual love of writing.

Yay! These pictures came from my new-to-me digital camera. It only took me an hour to install the software and download the pictures. Don't laugh - that's a major accomplishment for me. This is the gal, whose MP3 player is still sitting in the packaging on her desk. Maybe I'll get brave and figure out how to set it up after my success with the camera.

Next Monday, I'll post Part II of the Conference. Oh, and did I mention that an agent requested my full manuscript? Stay tuned...

39 comments:

Marja said...

Oh Susan, keep us updated on the writing journey, I truly hope the agent accepts your full manuscript!!!

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Congratulations for the request for a full! Can't wait to learn more. I'm getting pumped for a conference in Sept.
~ Wendy

Carol J. Alexander said...

Congratulations, Susan. How exciting! Can't wait to read part 2.

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Wow! How awesome...a request for a full manuscript! Congrats! Way to go!

kristen said...

YAY for full manuscript request. That is so exciting. Praying it will be well received:)

Shmologna said...

I'm a technology goof. I'm doing well to post a blog!

You look great, Susan. And it's wonderful to have such reliable, writing friends. You're blessed in that.

Ready for Part II,

Britt

Cindy R. Wilson said...

Hurray about the full request! So fun to hear conference stories :)

quietspirit said...

Susan:
It sounds like you had a fruitful experience at the conference. I'm glad you got your digital camera. I've been thinking about getting one. Son has one but that's not the same.

I also want to hear more about your writing journey

Patti Lacy said...

Looks AMAZING!!
We are both at conferences...a bit far apart and with different roles!!

May God bless our times!!

P

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Marja -

I will, but it's a slow process. The agent said to give him 3-4 months to respond.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Wendy -

Thanks! I wish I could go to ACFW and meet my blogging friends. Maybe someday. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Carol -

Thank you.

Now, I have to figure out how to get my full manuscript off one computer and onto the other one. Can you do an email attachment from a CD? I'm throwing this question out to everyone. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Donna -

Thanks, I'm excited and a little overwhelmed.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

I'm doing my best, but I know only God can make this happen.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Britt -

LOL! We should start a club or suggest the Dummies people write a book on, "Technology for Dummies."

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Cindy -

I've written three posts on the conference, but could have done a lot more. I'll be sprinkling little tidbits throughout my posts in the coming months. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Quiet Spirit -

I'm learning more about taking digital pictures every time I use the camera. My girlfriend's son told me I could probably find a larger memory card on ebay or Amazon.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Patti -

I'm looking forward to hearing about your conference experience. Are you teaching a workshop?

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

YAY!!! Congratulations and so glad you and Clare hit if off. She's a love. And such good news for both of you. I am THRILLED! Maybe next year, I'll be there too.

Can't wait to get together "off 287" and hear more about it.

Jeanette Levellie said...

Wow, that's great about the full, Susan! Congratulations!!! God has goodness up His sleeve for you...

Love,
Jen

Diane said...

Ahhhhhhh! Great news and exciting conference reports. :O)

Karen Lange said...

Good to hear of your conference adventures! And how exciting, an AGENT is reading your manuscript! I may need to get your autograph...:)
Blessings,
Karen

Maria I. Morgan said...

Thrilled for you that your full manuscript was requested! Congratulations! Looking forward to hearing more about the conference! Blessings to you!

Sandra Heska King said...

YAY!!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Susan -

Conferences are great for meeting new friends. Thanks for introducing me to Clare. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

Thanks! I'm excited and nervous. I hope he likes the manuscript.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Diane -

There are two more conference posts coming up (Mondays). I'm thankful I got the opportunity to attend.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Maria -

Thanks. I'm still sorting out all my notes and preparing the manuscript for the agent. I can't resist making a few more changes. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sandy -

I'm doing the Snoopy Dance. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

LOL! At this point, I'm happy someone is showing interest in the manuscript. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Sharon Ball said...

Oh I wish, I wish, I wish I could have gone. Thank you for sharing your experience with all of us so that we could enjoy it through you.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sharon -

If enough of us go next year, we can arrange a lunch meeting. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Sassy Granny ... said...

Wow ... the terms "agent" and "reqeusted" in the same sentence - - how hopeful!!!

There's something about mingling with like-minded friends (old & new) that keeps our passions alive. I know yours pivot on writing, so I pray it is, and becomes all that you hope it to be.

I also know you're an inspiration to others; and so very helpful. Good stuff is germinated in such generous soil.

Blessings,
Kathleen

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kathleen -

I agree. Those two words in the same sentence have a big impact. :)

Thanks for your kind words.

Blessings,
Susan

Faith Imagined said...

I looks like you had a wonderful time and met a lot of people.

Congratulations on the manuscript request! I can't wait to read more about it!!!!

Lynn said...

Congrats regarding your manuscript!! And your pictures. Look forward to reading Part 2.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Alisa -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

I'm happy about the manuscript request and hope the agent likes it.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Lynn -

Thanks. I learned a lot this year.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Nancy said...

That is great news about your manuscript. And you are doing great with your digital pictures. I think installing any software is very difficult.