As you probably know (because I've been whining/stressing all week. Okay, two weeks. All right--a month! Whatever!) I'm not here right now.
I'm at the San Diego State University Annual Writer's Conference!
So...if you need me, I won't be here because I will be...
-at a Conference where I don't know ANYONE
-pitching my project to agents and hoping they don't tell me that it sounds like Suckfest 2010
-getting my first 10 pages ripped into by an editor
-have I mentioned that I will be ALL ALONE IN SAN DIEGO FOR THREE DAYS??????
(Even Roget Vito Messenger isn't calming the panic--though he is packed and ready to go and looking VERY handsome, if I do say so myself)
But really, in all seriousness, I AM nervous--but I'm also SO excited!!!!!!!
Not because I'm expecting to land an agent or get an awesome critique on my pages or get requests for my WIP (though I certainly wouldn't complain...). But because I can't wait to meet some new writer friends, meet agents in person (and hopefully discover that they aren't nearly as terrifying as they seem), and hopefully learn a bit more about writing/publishing.
Whatever happens--whether it be Shannon Shame or Shannon Success or anything in between (believe me, there's plenty of opportunity for both)--I promise a full update next week!
And if you want a glimpse of the schedule I'll be enjoying/stressing about, here's a link to the conference website.
See you guys next week!
And, for your viewing pleasure, here's how I hope my pitch will NOT go...
(if you follow Colleen Lindsay on Twitter you may have already seen it, since that's how I found it)