Well, that's about it for this blog: my experience at the "Love is Murder" mystery writer's conference, sponsored by the Drury University Honors Program, was one of the greatest, most enjoyable, and life-changing experiences of my life.
I learned an encyclopedia's worth of knowledge in just a few short days, from writing and publishing to networking and the writer's life. Added to that, I got to explore one of the coolest cities in the world, Chicago, before returning home. But lastly, and arguably most importantly, I made a number of friends that I will treasure for life.
I feel better about my choice of career and more confident in my ability to succeed in the world of editing and publishing. And that is priceless. So much for the fifth act of my story: I'm more than ready for the sixth!