8 Seminars Attended – couldn’t even pick a favorite, they were all amazing.
1 Workshop Attended – didn’t go well. The story I had critiqued isn’t very good and I am finally ok with it. It was my first attempt at writing a novel and while I love the story, I came to realize it works much better in my head then it does on paper.
2 books purchased – believe me when I tell you I exhibited an incredible amount of self control in only buying two.
The Wisdom of Hair by Kim Boykin – she conducted two seminars, Making a Story Great with Texture and The Way to a Women’s Heart. She was amazing.
Secret Sex Lives by Suzy Spencer – she conducted a seminar titled Murder & Sex, great information.
2 Pitches – my first attempted at pitching my story. I wrote my pitch in 6 different ways the morning of the first pitch. It never sounded right. Finally, after a pep talk from the lovely Tameri Etherton, I just went in and spoke from my heart. I love this story and I guess it showed because . . .
2 Requests for submissions – I really don’t know how or why an agent asked for a request, in the pitch sessions, it seems like everyone was getting request. I don’t care, I am happy to have some one care enough to ask follow up questions about my story and to hear them say, I would like to read more. Coolest feeling in the world, every.
Tons of amazing people – I met and talked to and learned from and admired and was humbled by so many people. It was so great to be around people who understand and can related to the weird, quirky, imaginative, off the wall, what in the world and strange way we think sometimes. People who say, I know exactly what you mean. It was nice to be around people who understand how blessed we are to call ourselves WRITERS!
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Thank you, Sydney! Loved meeting you and signing the book.
Sounds like a pretty rewarding experience over all. Good for you for going and making the efforts that you made.
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Tossing It Out
Sounds like the conference was truly brilliant. COngrats on your first pitch experience too! Sounds like a success!
Glad to hear the conference went well for you. 🙂
Great to hear you enjoyed the conference. Would love to link this from the dfwcon.org website.
Please feel free. It was a great event and was such a great experience for a first timer like me.
Congratulations on the two requests! That is awesome.
Thanks Alex. It was so much fun.
Thanks Alex. I’m pretty excited.
Congrats on the requests! How exciting 🙂 Glad you had a great time!
Thanks EM. I appreciate it.
what fantastic numbers!! way to be brave and look how it paid off! congratulations! good luck! lookng forward to follow up news!
Hey Tara. Thanks so much. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. Still a long way to go, but it fells like an inch closer to my goal.
Huh. I read this in the airport and totally thought I commented! Sorry, darling! It was so great to finally meet you. You are so beautiful, get a profile pic up there and let the world see your gorgeousness. Seriously! I’m so happy your pitches went well and you didn’t listen to that guy. I need to get you into RWA and down to Atlanta in July. Romance writers do know how to throw a good party. I’d love to see you again!