Wednesday, August 11, 2010
One Foot in Front of the Other
Over the past few months, I've gained SO MUCH insight from reading into the world of writing and publishing thanks to many of you, dear readers/writers/agents/editors. I have learned so much from just being a part of this great big Blogosphere -- it has changed my life.
I'm taking it to the next level...
...wait for it...
...I'M FINALLY GOING TO MY FIRST CONFERENCE! WOO-HOO!!!
My amazing husband surprised me yesterday and gave me the go ahead to book it, and for that he will be rewarded with...well, that's of a private nature and this is a family blog.
Anyhoo, if you're wondering, it's the South Carolina Annual Writers Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC.
I'm ready to meet people, face to face. People who are passionate about the same things I am. Who are confused about the same things I am. Oh, to brush up against other authors IN PERSON! To feel the frenzy in the room when, I don't know, Rachelle Gardner is standing there in the flesh. Or Suzie Townsend. Or Irene Goodman. Gah!!!
Hang on, I'm gonna be sick.
I'm freaking nervous. It's not until October, but still. Help me? Please?
Do you have tips for a first time conference goer?
I mean, I want to know everything. What do I wear? What is a MUST to bring? I'm definitely going to have queries, synopses and chapters on hand, but what else???
I'm going to do a post with your helpful tips, where you will be mentioned! By me! Does that sweeten it? No? Hmm, well maybe I could send you two tickets to that thing you love? Or diamonds (Thank you, Old Spice Guy, for that one)? Which reminds me, you totally need to check out agent Nathan Bransford's post yesterday about writing maladies...the guy is hilarious!)
So, any advice is greatly appreciated.
Now, if you see anyone on the news for breaking a hip while doing cartwheels, that'd be me.