Once again, we had a wonderful weekend at the Scottish Association of Writers Conference. Just imagine members of writing groups from all over Scotland getting together for workshops, seminars and competition adjudications. Not to mention the eating, serious chatting, after dinner speakers, laughter and fun. And of course the Saturday evening disco, or poetry penthouse - I think you'll probably guess which one I stayed at until 11.20pm!
More importantly, almost every writer who attends the weekend goes home more inspired and encouraged to continue writing and sending work out. I had to work for my bed and board this year by judging a competition and giving a talk, but it was a great pleasure to do so as I do love sharing information with other writers, and hopefully encouraging newer members to realise the possibilities available.
We were lucky to have Nicola Morgan judging the Competition for children's writing, and Cathy MacPhail as an entertaining and inspiring after dinner speaker - just two of the well-published authors sharing their expertise.
So, even if I yawn my way through today trying to catch up on sleep, writing and proofs, I can't wait until next March!