|The first conference I attended at 16. Pictured with my first writing friend, Author Katy Kauffman.|
|My second year at this conference, when I was 17. Pictured with my mom. =)|
|My third year at BRMCWC, when I was 18. Pictured with Katy again.|
|Fifth year at BRMCWC. Purple Moon was a finalist in the YA Fiction and First Novel categories.|
(And that's my publisher standing next to me.)
! What are other tips you could add to this list? Which of the ones I listed have you benefitted from the most? If you haven't gotten this far into your writing journey yet, do you find research overwhelming or exciting?