Mortal Instinct now out in Paperback

Mortal Instinct at …at last!

I have a head-cold. I think someone sneezed on me at the Muse Online Writers Conference and gave me a virus. They’re obviously not for computers alone!

Last year was my first time at the conference, and I made the mistake of signing up for everything that caught my attention. It wasn’t a bad idea in theory, but I ended up spreading myself so thin that I didn’t have enough energy left over to go into any depth with them. This year I culled my wish-list down to 2 major workshops and 3 that I played catch-up with.

It was much more manageable and I’ve come away with a lot of useful stuff that I’ll not only remember, but also put into practice. Some of which will be reflected on this site. I’m going to add another page or two, and improve the layout of the existing ones. Nothing major, just tweaking. I’m not in a hurry though, one shouldn’t rush these things.

There were some wonderful things about this Conference, it was free, and I could attend in my jammies! Both very important considerations for writers. I made some great connections and networked my little tutu off.

But for now, I’m going to have some of Mrs Widdershins wonderful leftover turkey soup ( it was Thanksgiving here in Canada, last weekend) and fall over into bed.

I shall be full of vim and vigour next time we meet.


“An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than cabbage, concludes that they will also make better soup”H. L. Mencken


11 comments on “Mortal Instinct now out in Paperback

  1. londonmabel says:

    One of the Betties does that conference too, it sounds interesting. I’d never heard of it!


  2. s.p.bowers says:

    I’ve been hearing about online conferences lately. Do you think they are as useful as regular conferences for networking and socializing purposes? How do they work? Are you all in a chat room together? Is it at specific times or can you work it around your schedule a little? Sorry if that’s a lot of questions. I’ve wanted to do some but am not sure what to expect.


  3. A good conference is like a spa for the brain: stimulating, invigorating, refreshing. Meeting new people who share your interests. Listening to knowledgeable people talk about interesting stuff. Gathering up new ideas and fresh perspectives like fresh-fallen leaves lying on the ground waiting for your collecting hand.

    And a bad conference is only redeemed by the regular coffee breaks and the fact that it’s a break from the everyday. I attended a conference in Winnipeg a few years ago; nice to go, nice to come home.

    A virtual conference is an intriguing and challenging idea that turns the niceties of a regular conference on its head. You make your own coffee for coffee breaks. You’re at home so you still have the laundry basket waiting for you. And I personally find it difficult to maintain concentration for a one-hour webinar never mind hours or even days of presentations.

    Maybe I’ll book into a hotel and listen to the virtual conference in my jammies at the hotel-supplied desk!


  4. jannatwrites says:

    You’re a pro at the online conference thing now 🙂 I’m glad you took away some useful information and I’m curious to see the changes you make here. Good luck with it all!


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