Not sure what to put here, but my daughter informed me I hadn't updated my blog and it's what she reads when she is bored at work!
I'm getting excited for Nationals. Excited to be away from the frenzy of getting ready for fair, and excited to meet authors, agents, and editors. I'm nervous that I will duck into my shell when I get around so many people, even though I have set my main goal of this conference to pop my head out and talk to at least one editor and agent a day. And make the most of all contacts I can with fellow writers and authors. I'm nervous that no one will ask me to send them something! I know that's foolish especially now that I can pitch a contemporary as well as the paranormal, but I've had so many rejections I've almost become programmed to hear only that.
I'm not sure how many or if I will go to any of the loop bashes. There are so many and I don't think I can stand that much excitement! I do know I want to go to the PRO workshop and hit as many panel discussions as possible. I know my craft isn't flawless, but I think at this stage I need to know more about the market and where I can sell what I write and who is buying what. And get a feel for the agents and editors of the houses I am interested in.
My good friend is coming on Monday to help me decided what outfits to take. I know it shouldn't be this complicated, but for some reason I just feel the need to put my best face forward. I really want something good to come of this trip. Anxious? Yes! Nervous? Undoubtably! Excited? I have goose bumps!