Gearing up for my first Writer’s Conference

Posted: August 16, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Well, it’s a tad more than a week until the Killercon Writer’s conference here in Las Vegas.  I have been working really hard on editing my two novels and researching ways to pitch my novels.  Yes, I am scared to death at the idea of pitching my novel, afraid someone will tell me my ideas are horrible, or worse, I freeze up.  I keep telling myself, over and over and over again, you are an outgoing person, you are strong, you are willing to talk to anybody and even if someone doesn’t like my ideas, that doesn’t mean everyone will feel the same thing.  To prove that idea, I had submitted a couple different stories and had completely reasons for the stories to be rejected.  One story I was told by one publication, “It’s too gory,” while another publication said the story was “Not gory enough.”  The other story had complaints of A) “being too erotic” from one place and then B) “Not erotic enough” from another place.

Those two examples are proof that even with research of each place you submit, you may not have the thing they are looking for, but of course if you keep trying someone will accept your work.  I am hopeful to start moving into the bigger world of novels being published, and even if I don’t accomplish my goal, at least I am trying.

Wishing all of my writers friends good luck and hoping the good karma will come back around to me.

  1. My first conference I thought the same things, but after 2 conferences, I’ve realized a few things that may help you. No one is mean, not the agents, editors or other writers. Some of the writers are way out there, but not mean. Good luck, take a deep breath and just be in the moment. That’s the best advice I can give! 😀

    • laurah213 says:

      thanks that helps a lot. I am so excited about it, probably a bit more than I should be, but hey, you only go to your first conference once. Thank you so much Shannon

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