So, I promised to update you on how my conference went this weekend and all I can say is...
O! M! G!
When I went there, my only goals were to learn as much as I could and try not to make a fool out of myself.
I wasn't expecting this:
It may just be a handwritten piece of paper, but that is one of the very small handful of Conference Choice Awards given out. Each Agent/Editor who did advance reading appointments had to pick a favorite writing sample. And somehow--I'm still trying to wrap my mind around it--the editor I met with chose me.
I can't. stop. smiling.
So if you're wondering how the conference went...
I also had consultation appointments with 4 agents--all of which went way better than I expected. No, they did not offer to sign me or fight over me or anything those of you with wild imaginations might be envisioning right now. (So, no, I will not be fulfilling any of my deals with the universe--despite how much you all may want me to) But I did get very positive feedback, and they all said they would love to see my query. So...we'll see if anything comes from that.
Either way, I now have--officially--the best writer porn EVER!
I mean really, how. sexy. is. that?
Sadly, I can't show you the best part, (a couple of those have instructions scribbled on the back for how to jump the slush pile when I query) but that's actually only a TINY handful of the agents I met. (I didn't take cards from the ones who didn't represent what I write) And you know what? Agents really aren't as scary as I thought they were!!!
But I'll talk a LOT more about that later.
I promise, I will fill you in with all the details about who I met and what I learned and I even have an awesome signed book to give away sometime this week or next, but right now I am WIPED.
I've basically been running on pure adrenaline for the last 72 hours and I am crashing HARD. I'm not even sure if this post makes sense, so to try and pass on some of the wisdom I acquired is totally beyond me right now.
But check back tomorrow because there are awesome things to come.
And now...I think I'm going to try to do something I haven't done in months.
*Head hits pillow*