The Muse Online Writers Conference begins!

By Katharine Swan On Monday, October 08, 2007 At 1:13 PM

For those of you who are signed up, today is the first day of the Muse Online Writers Conference. If you're not signed up, never fear -- there is already one planned for next year.

I had originally thought I would clear my work schedule at least a little for this week-long event, but as it turned out I neglected to do so. In some cases, it was because I didn't want to ask the clients, but for the most part it was because I do, sadly, still need this week's income from my regular jobs. On the bright side, I didn't accept any additional work, but I do expect to be quite busy this week.

The first day of the conference is almost halfway over. This is everything I have done so far:

* Registered for the forums and chat lounge
* Read through a few of the presenters' handouts
* Visited a few of my week-long workshops on the forum
* Attended my first real-time chat

Today and tomorrow are my "light" days this week: I only have one real-time chat scheduled each day. Today, however, I will need to finish reading the handouts and start participating in the week-long workshops. My goal is to finish my work for the day in the next couple of hours, so that I can spend some time on the conference forum.

If you are participating in the online conference, how is (or was) your first day?


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Blogger Kathy@TheFlawlessWord Says:  

Well, you already know that I wasn't thrilled with my first chat session. The week-long forums, however, look much more participant-friendly and -focused. I'll give you a better review as I get further into the week.

Anonymous Anonymous Says:  

Katharine, mine BOMBED!

Check it out.

Blogger Katharine Swan Says:  

Kathy --

Yeah, I think we both feel the same about that chat. From what I've seen of the week-long workshops so far, though, I have high hopes for the rest of the conference.

Mariella --

I'm sorry to hear you had a rough first day, too. I'm going to post in detail about my first day a little later, so stay tuned!


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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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