I took a huge step towards the realization of this creative passion, and attended my first ever writer's conference. Last fall I joined SCBWI (the Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators), and registered for the regional conference. The 2017 Golden Gate Conference of SCBWI took place at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, March 3-5. It was a phenomenal personal experience, and great conference. I got a ton of new (and extremely useful) information, met some great new friends, and got some feedback on my work as well.
The theme of the conference was "Find the Heart of Your Story" - which could not have been a better note to start on. As a first-timer, I was quite nervous - not really knowing what to expect, but I found people to be very generous and kind, and again - so much great information. I'm looking forward to re-start the journey and share the experience here!