I’m a bit late. Okay, okay I’m more than a little late. I guess it’s more like seven days late. *hanging my head in shame*
But I am here.
So, here comes my great insecurity for the past week – going to my first writing conference. I spent this past weekend with over four hundred other writers, agents, editors, etc… discussing my craft, making my first agent pitch (whew, was I nervous about that), and connecting with other writers in my area.
After all of my insecurity, and a few additional beats of my heart (that sounds cheesy even to me) 😉 it turns out that I had a wonderful experience. I participated in a fantastic critique group, connected with several writers who I can continue to network with, and I successfully pitched my book to an agent. Let me say that again a little louder: I SUCCESSFULLY PITCHED MY BOOK TO AN AGENT. After hearing my pitch, one of the attending agents has agreed to read my first three chapters, and…
I don’t know where it will lead, but all in all it was a very exciting first conference.
So, I guess the title for this entry could be: A Less Insecure Writer Make Up Post. 🙂
awesome! sounds like you conquered your insecurity right out! looking forward to hearing you got representation too!
Thanks! I think I’ll be ready to send it in November/December, so representation would be a great way to start the New Year. 🙂 Thanks for commenting.
Congratulations. That’s REALLY big news that an agent wanted to read your first three chapters. Keeping fingers crossed for you.
Thanks for the follow. I’m glad to do the same.
Thanks for the crossed fingers. Once I submit my chapters, I think I’ll have every part of my body crossed. 🙂
Thanks for following.
Congrats on a cool conference, and on the successful pitch! Even if it goes no further than the agent doing this first read, you’ve taken a big step, the first of many to follow. Woohoo!!!! Hoping for good things from this one…sounds like you’re a winner either way!
Thanks, Dbay! I agree that it’s a big step. I probably have many more to take, but it’s worth it. 🙂