Here's the thing though. I still feel jipped. See, I live on the wrong side of the United States.
I write for the LDS market. Where is the hottest base for that market? Utah.
I write fantasy. Where's the biggest pocket of writers and conferences for fantasy writers? Yep, you guessed it: Utah.
Where do I live? Michigan.
Are you getting the disconnect here?
While I'm sitting at home in MI, all of my friends are working together in critique groups who really "get" where they're coming from. They're going to scads of conferences to hone their craft. Then having the audacity to gush about how good it was and how inspired they are because of it. I blow raspberries in their general direction.
If that's not bad enough, life circumstances have dictated that I will also be missing the one conference I haven't missed in, um, 6 years.
Hence, I was overjoyed to find I actually could attend a little bit of those conferences.
Dan Wells has posted links to his presentation at LTUE (Life, The Universe, and Everything) conference on Story Structure, both on live YouTube videos, and the powerpoint presentation he used.>
I think I need to declare myself "on vacation" this weekend and hole up in my office watching writer's conference videos.