I'll tell you what Readercon is from a BSFW perspective: networking mecca. It's your chance to mix with successful, experienced writers and listen to them talk about the fine points of craft. It's your chance to meet some of your favorite authors, editors and agents in a convention devoted exclusively to literature. No movies. No TV shows. Just literature.
Ask any of the members who have been there; me, Cam, Jonathan Hernandez, Marcy Arlin, Ian M and others. They'll tell you about the transformative experiences, the cathartic moments, the bursts of inspiration.
If you want to know more, the Readercon website has all the deets. This year, it's taking place from July 10-13 in Burlington, MA. Membership is only $65 until June 16. For a convention, that's a steal. World Fantasy—which is in Washington DC this year in November, if you're interested —is $265, just for membership. So check it out and join us!
June words are busting out all over!
Please join us in tracking your words on the BSFW Daily Writing Challenge spreadsheet! How else are you going to know how many words you wrote this year? (51,564 so far!) How else are you going to make daily progress on your ongoing projects?
You can do it all with just a modest goal of 250 words each day! Imagine! It takes so little time. You probably spend more time on Facebook or Instagram than it would take for you to knock out 250 words, and the feeling of accomplishment trumps anything social media has to offer.
If you're already signed up, as several of you are, I encourage you to write and track. It feels so good to enter that little 3 (or 4!) digit number, get a point for the day, and add to your chain of uninterrupted days of writing.
If you're not signed up, contact me through the Meetup group and I'll happily get you started!