Because I have a wonderful and supporting wife, I will be spending the weekend of April 10 and 11 in Grapevine at the DFW Writers' Conference. It's put on by a larger writers group in the Dallas area and, I'll admit, I am excited. They just recently posted a partial list of classes and there are several that interest me.
I let Gina know a week or so ago about it and that I would like to attend. She said she'd do anything to support me in this whole writing thing, and if I thought this would be beneficial then she'd be OK with me going despite the cost. It's not cheap, at least not to us, but I think it will be good to get some actual instruction in the craft of writing and to get a chance to network with other writers, especially those who have been where I am and have found success.
I don't know exactly what to expect, but I am excited. And I am grateful to have a wife who'll support my writing pursuit.