Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Writer's Conference

Hello Everyone, I hope life is treating you well. Things are good here in my neck of the woods. The last month has been devoted to catching up on my novel. The plot is finally coming together and hopefully, the second draft will be completed by the end of October, if not sooner.

The main reason for rushing to finish my project (if two years is rushing) is I plan to attend the James River Writer Conference in Richmond, Virginia this October. While there, I will have the opportunity to pitch my novel to a literary agent. Now, I'm not expecting much my first time out of the gate, but in the infinitesimal chance she's interested, I would like to be prepared.

There are also lots of other interesting events which include:

• Pitchapalooza, offers authors the opportunity to sharpen their pitching skills with national book marketing experts David Henry Sterry and Arielle Eckstut.
• Workshops designed to help writers compose query letters and poetry.
• One-on-one meetings with literary agents.
• Panels led by national and regional leaders in publishing.
• New sessions on using Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

For those who aren't familiar with this conference, it is a wonderful opportunity to network and learn a lot about the writing industry along the way. If any of you decide to attend, let me know and maybe we can meet in person. Hope to see you there. Until next time, happy writing.