Creative Ink Fest was the most relaxed conference I’ve ever been to. I’m not sure if it was just because I wasn’t on any panels, or because I knew a few people there. I think a large part of it was that we were all writers (or artists) so it felt like a gathering of peers.
This is the conference’s first official year, so it was quite small, but incredibly organized (thanks to real life wonder woman Sandra Wickham). No panels ran overtime and they pretty much ran themselves. Even if I wasn’t feeling particularly social there were plenty of panels to attend, so there was never any awkward standing around. I even got a little writing done during Ink Club time.
It was also nice to reconnect with local spec fic writers. I met a few new people, and recognized a few from VCon a couple years ago.
The idea is to keep growing this festival on the When Worlds Collide model. I’m looking forward to next year and being more involved when the kiddo isn’t as needy. It’s nice to refuel the writing fires.
Now the downside: I’m still writing a first draft, but now I’ve thought up a dozen ways I need to edit it. I know that if I do I’ll go down that rabbit hole and never climb out. BAD Theresa. STOP.
Do you edit as you go, or not until you’re done?