I dropped the ball yesterday. I promise to make up for it and visit all my blogger buddies today. I started to blog I don't know how many times Thursday only to have something cut me short of doing the deed everytime I opened Blogger.
It started when I discovered there is a RWA Writer's Conference coming to Shreveport Feb 29 - March 1. I have always been a bit shy about going to conferences, but this one is so close, and within my budget. I saw Lucienne Diver, and Cori Deyoe is going to be there. As will editors from Simon and Schuster, Harlequin, Avon, and more. I toyed with the idea yesterday, tried to find other Louisiana romance writers - where the heck are you folks hiding, anyway?!?! - and finally I decided if I'm ever going to test the convention waters, this should be it. I am sending off my registration today. My first conference. My nerves are already shot to hell and its still weeks away!
I plan to pitch B,B,&C. This should be interesting, especially since the book isn't finished, and the only thing I've ever pitched to anyone is a softball! However, the forms I filled out for an agent COLD READ asked if the work was complete, so I'm not going to worry about it too much right now. Over the next few weeks I'll simply write and polish as much as possible; get everything spotless in my first few chapters since that's what they're asking we bring with us. I'm going to be a total sponge when I get there - this is going to be a BIG learning experience for me. Who knows? If this goes well, I may even join the RWA.
So that's my big news. Just the thought of braving Shreveport traffic is enough to make me feel a little ill. ROFL! Well, I should go for now. It's 1:30 in the morning and hubby will be getting up in a few hours. I need some shut eye. ^_~
Good night everyone - oh! And Happy Friday! *wiggle dance*