By Kirsten Scott
There's one thing all the Banditas will agree on: Conference isn't really about workshops. It isn't about networking, free books, or pitching. It's a little bit about the parties, but really, it's about one thing.
It's about connecting with the critique partner who lives halfway across the country from you but you love and adore. It's about meeting in person the women who prop you up when you get that rejection, or have that interaction with your agent/editor/spouse/boyfriend/boss that you just need to talk about. It's about hugs and drinks and lots of laughter.
That's what it's really all about.
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Hi, ya'll, Jo here. I'm gonna sneak in and add to Kirsten's comments. First, in the photo above are Kirsten and Susan, best buds, and let me tell you, flat out the funniest gals I've met in a long time. They kept us in stitches at Annabelle's with their street imitations and spontaneous quips, replete with accents and hand jives.
Below are Anna S. (of the ooohhhh-la-la shoes) and Kate C., who only pretends she's a demure soccer mom. From that sweet face, you'd never know our Kate can complete with the language of the saltiest sailor!
And last are moi and Bandita Suzanne, whose nursing knowledge kept us from doing too much harm to ourselves.
What about you? How have your best gal-pals kept you sane during those dark moments? Who do you share the happy occasions with?