I mentioned in my last post that I’m preparing to go to a conference. Next Weds. I fly to Seattle where my daughter lives and it just so happens that Bothell is the same location for this writer’s conference.
How could I resist?
I’m partially packed. But mostly I’m thinking about how best to use the conference. I’ve been to two others in the past but it’s been a few years. I also wasn’t writing books at the time.
When I signed up for this one, we could select three choices of either agents or publishers to pitch to. I chose agents because for me I think it’s best to get an agent first.
Then I got the email saying I’d gotten all three of my choices.
Not what I’d planned for. You see, two of the agents work for the same agency. They also work for the agency where my full is already out. Yeah, part of me
thought, “Well, pitch your other book just in case this other agent turns you down.”
Problem is, the other book isn’t even revised yet. And really, I finally decided I don’t want a different agent—I would prefer the one who is looking at my work now if it is that agency.
Does that narrow my chances? Maybe.
So that leaves the other agency. I do plan to pitch to that agent. It’s another blog where I enjoy the information they share.
Am I going with any grandiose ideas?
Not at all. It’s called getting some good practice.
How about you? What was your goal when you attended your last conference?