Preparing for the NECRWA conference

In two weeks I’ll be attending my first non-national RWA conference. I’ve been to Nationals for three years in a row now, but I decided to get in a smaller conference this year as well. I’m really looking forward to the workshops and networking opportunities. They have a really impressive line-up and I’m such a good little student when it comes to attending workshops.

I don’t think I’ll be pitching this conference. In fact, I’m steering clear of the elevators. 🙂

Here’s my current conference checklist:

1. Business cards – check

2. R.F. Long’s promotional materials to pass out – check

3. Hotel room – check

4. Pick out conference outfits

*5. Research attending agents/editors

*6. 10 minute agent pitch ready

*7. elevator pitch ready

Okay, I said I probably wouldn’t be pitching, but I should be prepared nonetheless, right? Carpe diem.

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  1. RFLong
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 03:09:11

    You’re my hero! Have a wonderful time. 🙂

  2. Dara
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 13:54:35

    Have fun! I’m going to a small local conference this year. I know I need to go to more; I’d like to go to RWA but it’s still a little too much for me. There was a historical novel society one in Chicago too, but it’s over $300 and a little too pricey for me too. Perhaps someday…

  3. admin
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 23:30:03

    To RFLong:
    Glad to help! I feel like an ambassador.

  4. Jeannie
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 23:35:22

    Going to conference makes me feel so writerly. It’s quite motivating, but yes, the expense does add up quickly.