Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A UTCH Conference Experience

I went. I vendored. It flopped.

Well, maybe not completely, but I didn’t reach my expectations.

However, that isn’t a surprise. I tend to approach anything I do with big dreams and high hopes, especially when I have no idea what to expect at all.

So it was with my attendance at the UTCH Conference. Big dreams, few realized.

Yet I did learn one thing. As an introvert, I’m not good at handling crowd situations and I often hang back, struggling to maintain even basic conversations. This conference proved to me that I’m able to engage a complete stranger in a semi-coherent conversation. I guess I’m so passionate about fiction, the Christian faith, and how the latter impacts the former, I can talk all day about them—literally. In fact I nearly lost my voice during the day, I talked so much.

And for a marketing-wary writer, that was a good thing to discover.

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