Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Writing Conference

I tried a writing conference this weekend. It probably was not the best time to go, I came down with a horrible cold late Thursday. I really didn’t feel like driving two hours to my friend’s home and then another hour or so the next morning to the conference, but I’d promised.

The speaker was pretty good, I guess. The first thing she asked was for us to go around the room and tell what we wrote, what genre.  I’m in a room full of strangers, I know only one person and this woman wants me to tell everyone I write spanking stories. Hmm…

I could have said adult romantic comedy. But what the hell, I told them I wrote domestic discipline stories about an older couple. There were grins and a smatter of laughter, but no one was unkind. I listened as some of them talked about writing about strong women and I realized that they had no idea how strong the women we write about are. I found myself wanting to debate them. They seemed to have no trouble accepting the idea of underwater worlds with love triangles, or haunted castles, or paranormal small town romances – but the idea that a strong woman could choose to give to submission to the man she loves and trust was unrealistic.   


There was nothing wrong with the conference, I just felt a little left out. I would love to go to a conference for DD writers and I may look into one after I retire, but I didn’t enjoy the experience enough to give up another weekend right now.      

Written by PK at 5:30 PM

20 comments

20 Comments:

At 12:15 AM, Blogger Cat said...

Awww PK...sorry you weren't feeling well and didn't enjoy the conference as much as you'd hoped. I hope you are able to attend a DD writers conference without having to wait for retirement. Hope you are feeling better.

Hugs and blessings...Cat

 
At 1:29 AM, Blogger Roz said...

Hi PK, I'm so sorry you weren't feeling well and that you didn't enjoy the conference as much as you hoped. I hope there were some high points to the weekend and that you are feeling much better.

Hugs
Roz

 
At 3:56 AM, Blogger an English Rose said...

Aw PK, what a shame that the conference didn't go as well as you had hoped. I think maybe it would be better if you went to one with more dd writers in it. Another thing to look forward to after retirement :)
love Jan,xx

 
At 5:37 AM, Blogger lindy thomas said...

Sorry your conference didn't go as you thought PK and you were feeling under the weather. Might be better to go to one with other DD writers. Hope you feel better soon.
Hugs Lindy

 
At 6:41 AM, Blogger Ella said...

At least you were with a friend who understood you. Had to smile when you told us what fantasy worlds the other writers created. Made me wonder what Cassie would say in that situation!

Have you ever been to a conference with other DD writers?

Colds suck. Everyone expects you to say, "It's just a cold." Yet, you feel so lousy. Even if you take a day off to rest, it doesn't go away until it is good and ready! Take care of yourself, PK.

Ella

 
At 7:16 AM, Blogger Minelle Labraun said...

That stinks! Getting a cold prior to the weekend, and feeling left out! It seems as though books with DD or a bit of spanking kink are doing pretty well. I wonder who is buying them! ;-)
When you retire there will plenty of time for conferences!

 
At 9:39 AM, Blogger Leigh Smith said...

I wondered how that went. You know, just maybe some of them might look you up and learn something.

Hope your cold is better.

 
At 12:14 PM, Blogger ronnie said...

Shame about the conference. Yes DD one would be interesting.

Hope your cold is better today.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

 
At 3:10 PM, Blogger Maggie Jordan said...

I hope you're feeling better!! That's too bad about the conference. I can see an eventual DD writing conference though....however, I wonder how much trouble those writers would get in during the course of that weekend conference LOLOL

 
At 3:29 PM, Blogger Rosie Jones said...

Sorry you were disappointed by the conference PK. I hope you're getting better, bad luck getting a cold when you needed a clear head.

Rosie xx

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger PK said...

I think everything will feel better when this cold is over.

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger PK said...

I'm afraid the high point this weekend was getting home to my recliner and napping!

 
At 5:37 PM, Blogger PK said...

I would like to try at least one with DD writers. I think I'd just feel at home.

 
At 5:40 PM, Blogger PK said...

I'm not sure any writing conference would be for me, but dd is what I write and I might like to meet with other who do.

 
At 5:45 PM, Blogger PK said...

My friend loves me, but that doesn't mean she understands what I write. I'd say she tolerates it without understanding. This was my only conference so far.

I'm still fighting the cold, but I'm going to win.

 
At 5:48 PM, Blogger PK said...

The friend I went with is a great writer, better than me, but I usually out sell her. So you're right, someone likes spanking books.

 
At 5:49 PM, Blogger PK said...

I did have one woman ask about what I wrote and I gave her my card - who knows.

 
At 5:51 PM, Blogger PK said...

Ahh… Maggie, that what I'm hoping to find out!

 
At 5:55 PM, Blogger PK said...

When I kick this cold in the butt I'll be fine.

 
At 6:10 AM, Blogger PK said...

I am getting better, but I wish I had a day to stay home and sleep.

 

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