Road trip went well and we arrived at The Hayes Conference center in brilliant sunshine, so had lunch on a bench by the lake (who knew that ducks don’t like Tuna Melt?).
Got my room key, unpacked and spent the rest of the afternoon doing my stewarding bit on reception.
Then it was off to the White Badge reception. The thing i love (or one of the many) about Swanwick is how special they make newbies feel. Managed to put faces to a couple of names id seen on FaceBook then it was off to the welcome speech, then dinner, then the guest speaker.
I was really looking forward to hearing James Moran speak, as im a bit of a Dr Who fan, and he really didn’t disappoint!
He was really informative and funny. I made loads of notes. But the one thing he said that really hit home was….Stop Making Excuses! If you say you don’t have time to write, don’t, give up then and let somebody else have a go. Harsh? Yeah, but when you consider he was working full time, 9-5 and he was still able to write, well, you either make time, or you don’t….your choice! If you want to write, you’ll find the time….simple!
I think thats a very good point…i will never moan again
Back in my room now chilling, as it all kicks off tomorrow good and proper
I seem to have a problem with my iPad, it wont connect to the internet *sobs* So thank goodness for my phone!