LTUE has been really good this year. The short story panel has been my favorite so far. It provided really helpful insight for the short story I'm going to write. I also had a nice long chat with Brad R. Torgensen, who won this year's Writer's of the Future contest. He was very friendly and very helpful, and he made me feel good about where I am with writing.
Speaking of said nameless short story*, I'll start working on it ASAP. Why, you ask?
BECAUSE I FINISHED WEIRS.
That's right! I finished it in the car before James F=Dashner's main address started. IT IS FINISHED.
Time taken to complete: Roughly five months
I already know I have to rewrite chapter 2 and 3, and I'm positive my writing group will point out many more flaws. But it's done!
Now I have to go pick up my Medieval book from the library. Library hours = crap.
*I think for now I shall call it the "Equist Story."