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.
Mar 16, 2009 @ 03:09:11
You’re my hero! Have a wonderful time. 🙂
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…
Mar 16, 2009 @ 23:30:03
Glad to help! I feel like an ambassador.
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.