Putting on an annual conference is a lot of work, and I love doing it. However, this year I had some challenges and events that disrupted my usual planning routine.
In January I slipped on the ice and dislocated and broke my ankle in three places. I had never experienced a major break before so I was not prepared for the surgery and recovery time that would be necessary.
I generally begin planning the conference in January. The months following were lost to me because I had to concentrate on the things that absolutely had to be done, and that was a major effort. Returning to work included organizing transportation (since I couldn’t drive) amid physical therapy appointments.
As I healed, I began picking up the other pieces of my normal life. Then, in April, my mother died. She had been failing more measurably since March, and hospice had been called in. Her death and subsequent tasks and details that inevitably follow have occupied a lot of time.
The end result is that I am finally ready to admit I cannot be ready to present the high-quality conference that Get Published is known for, and I refuse to settle for less.
Therefore, I am not going to put on the conference this June. That doesn’t mean I am not going to have any conference in 2018 – that remains to be seen. It is my preference to continue my tradition of having a conference each year, as I have done for the past eight years.
Thanks for understanding and know how much I appreciate your continued support.