This morning, a 3 day extravaganza–The Backspace Writer’s Conference and Author Agent Seminar begins. Last November, I went to the 2-day event held by Backspace, and it was one of the best experiences. I accomplished more in the past six months than I ever thought possible because I learned so much, especially about how much I didn’t know that I didn’t know!
It was overwhelming and scary too. What to wear? Who to sit with? Talking to strangers. Don’t get me wrong, the people were super nice, but it was my first conference and it gave me flashbacks of my first day of school. Butterflies and sweaty palms. Luckily, I met a fellow writer in the ladies’ room and we confessed our nerves and hung out together during the presentations. Thank goodness.
I know my voice shook the first time I read my query letter aloud to agents. But I did it. And the agents gave feedback and other writers gave feedback. And I survived. 🙂 Today is the Author Agent Seminar with query and first two pages being read aloud. I’ll let you know how it goes. *fingers crossed*
The cool thing about Backspace is there isn’t a formal pitch session so if you story needs work you haven’t blown an opportunity with an agent. Very rarely do you get a do-over with an agent but at Backspace you do. 🙂