Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I had SOOOO much fun at Writers' Camp!

This weekend I attended the Writers' Police Academy.

Here's what I learned or (relearned):

-- I truly suck at anything that demands physical contact. I was HORRIBLE at both disarming people and handcuffing them.

Here's Danielle Girard is disarming me.  (Yes, I WAS attempting to stab hr with a pen.)



She's deadly!


-- The sound of a fireman's uniform alarm (I'm sure it has a technical name, but I didn't catch it) going off (because he wasn't moving) still triggers a pretty strong 9/11 PTSD reaction from me. I had to walk away as I got choked up and my eyes filled with tears. (Yeah, I'm a crier.)


-- I'm an okay shot. Considering I don't consider eye-hand coordination to be one of my strong suits, this surprised me. BUT I actually did pretty well in the shooting simulations. I didn't shoot any civilians (hurrah!) and I usually shot the bad guy (just not always center mass).

-- I don't succumb to motion sickness in an ambulance. (I get dizzy easily and was afraid I might.)

-- I've got pretty good reaction skills. I didn't get shot during the building search.
**Fan girl moment: I was part of Alafair Burke's team!**

-- Workshops over 45 minutes long put me to sleep. (Literally in one case.)

-- I prefer quality over quantity.

-- I'm quiet. (I know this because three different people commented on it on three different days.)

-- I can't wait to go back to WPA next year!!




5 comments:

Amy said...

That looks like such a fun conference! And I think you look pretty cute being disarmed. ;-)

B.E. Sanderson said...

Sounds like you had a blast, JB!

jblynn said...

Thanks, Amy!

Oh yeah, B.E., I definitely did. :-)

Karyn Good said...

That looks like so much fun! Glad you had a good and informative time.

Aisyah Putri Setiawan said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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