Anyway, I loved the feel. Every time I went to a writer's booth, the author would ask "Are you a reader?" or "Are you a writer?", and I would answer "Yes yes yes!" to both. Actually, at the very first booth I stopped at, I got a rather good talking-to by the authors and their publisher about just writing and not getting serious about it, especially when I told them that I did want to get more serious about my writing. They did tell me something I hadn't already heard, though: going to writer's conferences. I knew about making connections with other writers, but I didn't know about going to the conferences for said connections. I talked to a bunch of other writers and publishers, and they gave me their tips as well, including the basic-but-powerful RESEARCH. That's right, that one deserves all caps. That one came from a self-published author I talked to for about ten minutes. Everyone there appreciated me as a writer and for who I really am there. Why can't that happen in the real world, where mathematician-writer-linguist-grammarian-n
Also, various bookstores, writing organizations, and volunteer organizations had booths there. I wanted to buy out the bumper sticker supply at Charis (the feminist bookstore), but my lack of car would make that impractical.
But yes, it was a fantastic time. *flail*
P.S. Random Romantic Poetry Composer. This is amusing to no end, especially since I'm a terrible poet to begin with. This will go in the Link Dump in a few minutes.