The rest of the conference did not disappoint...unless you count the fact that I didn't win the Nook. Oh well. Not sure I'm ready for e-books anyway.
Tim's presentation remained my favorite, though I enjoyed Anita Nolan's presentation on revisions as well. Unlike Anita, for whom revising is the most fun, I dread revisions. Sadly, I'm one of those "I already wrote the book - now I have to revise it??" authors, but I'm hoping the clear, detailed (anyone noticing a theme, here?) suggestions she gave will make the process less painful.
I also enjoyed Pennwriter Elizabeth Kann's Saturday keynote, which was a lovely blend of humor and optimism, with a fun and funny takeaway. Like Friday's keynote speaker James Rollins (who also has some juvenile lit credits), Elizabeth was down-to-earth and one of us...though most of us are still aspiring to the successes both James and Elizabeth are enjoying. Maybe someday...
For now, I am pondering another burning question: how can one three-day conference require twice as much time in preparation and recovery?