What a great group of folks in Philadelphia! I thoroughly enjoyed chatting it up with a group of people who are clearly up to something.
Thanks so much to Valeria Maltoni for being my connector and catalyst for reaching the fine folks in Philly. Valeria is a wonderful blogger - please add Conversation Agent to your daily read. Here's her post about the day. I love her summation of some of the key points, so check it out.
Bubbling brains and lightening strikes (figuratively and literally! - I got to my hotel before the skies dumped).
One more thing. Butterfly flaps (or flutterby flaps, for folks like John) really, really work. I have seen this happen many times in the last several days.
In Atlanta - two folks got together and formed a business relationship at the event.
In Baltimore - I mentioned the stories about my brother and his wood pens and my friend Johna and her children's book and need for an illustrator. In that audience was a connection for BOTH a pen distributor and a children's book illustrator.
In Philly - it's 6:22 AM and I have already gotten two emails from people telling me about amazing connections that have been made.
And remember, we don't know which butterfly flaps will make the difference. Don't lose heart. Keep flapping in a directionally correct and focused manner and things will happen.
I will be heading to Indiana today - about 300 miles - so I am going to get going.