I’m attending the Surrey International Writer’s Conference this week. I’m partly nervous because this is the first one I’ve attended, and I won’t know anyone. Mostly I’m excited.
Now, I’m one of those people that enjoys making lists. Here’s what I’ve got so far.
Stuff to bring:
- Novel sample pages
- Business cards
- Notebook and pen
- Money for the book fair (oooh yes…)
Did I miss anything?
I’m booked for an agent appointment at the conference. I’ve been putting off thinking about the novel pitch, but I’m running out of time.
“Think of it as a job interview. You’ve always done well at those.”
Unfortunately, when it comes to talking about my novel I tend to freeze up and something like this comes out…
“Um, it’s about this girl, and this guy (he’s a magician)… and they end up uh… saving the world.”
Yeah, that explains everything, right? I just hope my mouth cooperates and I don’t babble on inanely. In the meantime, I really have to figure out a pitch that is, at the very least, interpretable by humans.
Have you attended a writer’s conference in the past? Do you have any tips for me? I’d love to hear!