Tomorrow through Sunday, I’ll be attending the San Francisco Writers Conference. I attended last year and found it to be an excellent conference with lots of great classes, and plenty of opportunities to network with industry professionals and fellow writers. Afterward, I rewrote “Fake” and feel that I have a better book through what I learned.
This year, I’m planning to share my experience through this blog. I’ll let you know what classes I attend and give some highlights of what I learn.
Since my manuscript is still under consideration at Harper Voyager, I’ll be pitching only to agents. For those of you who don’t know, never pitch your book to a publishing house editor if you’ve already submitted it elsewhere.
In the meantime, I’ve got to ready my conference wardrobe (stylish office casual,) print a few writing samples and memorize my pitch. I know. I should have it memorized by now. I do, but I get nervous. That’s why I have a copy on my phone. Sometimes it’s just easier to read it. I do have my elevator pitch down, though:
Think “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” meets “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.”
Wish me luck!